Q: I am interested in your product GAT1-SAP (Cat. #IT-32). Before ordering, I would like to know how long it takes until the toxin produces a lesion; Is seven days enough?
A: The usual time-course for saporin toxins is that behavioral effects start appearing at four days and usually plateau at seven days. However, keep in mind that it takes some time for dead cells to be cleared out, so histology on the animal should wait until at least two weeks after administration.
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