New Possibilities Opened by Synchrotron Spectromicroscopy in Neurobiology
G. De Stasio
Institut de Physique Appliquée, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Istituto di Struttura della Materia del CNR, Via Enrico Fermi 38, 00044 Frascati, Roma, Italy
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The use of synchrotron spectromicroscopy in neurobiology is definitely beyond the feasibility-test stage. It produced a large variety of results, mostly concerning the microscopic localization of transition elements in neural cells. We will first describe the experimental technique, then we will discuss some specific experimental examples, including the uptake of cobalt and zinc in rat cerebellar neurons.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.91.715
PACS numbers: 87.64.Lg, 87.80.+s, 87.22.-q