Edit: Hurray for the GFP Nobel Prize. Aside from just green, it is a wonderful rainbow of tools providing results...


20X magnification of the somatosensory cortex of a mouse brain slice. These little guys have green flourescent protein (GFP) from a jelly-fish expressed in a subset of their neurons. Layer V neuron cell bodies are the teardrop shaped things at the bottom and then the dendrite reaches up like a tree to then bifurcate near the top (pial surface).

  • Anterograde 10y

    tres cool.
  • galieshinie 10y

    SICK!!!! GFP is so cool.
  • schizoform PRO 10y

    awesome. which brain area?
  • Cristobal 8y

    How can i see the dendrites .... there are only axons and somes....
    Beautiful pic
  • andreajaneg 3y

    Great picture! May I forward a link to my fellow students in our Coursera "Drugs and the Brain" class, please?
18 faves
Taken on February 24, 2003
  • ƒ/3.5
  • 7.2 mm
  • 1/42
  • 100
  • Flash (off, did not fire)
  • Show EXIF
This photo is in 2 groups
This photo is in 1 album
This photo is in 2 galleries



Additional info

  • Viewing this photo Public
  • Safety level of this photo Safe
  • S Search
    Photo navigation
    < > Thumbnail navigation
    Z Zoom
    B Back to context