Such correlative light electron microscopy (CLEM) experiments thus rely on using markers that are both fluorescent and electron dense. Unfortunately, there are very few markers that possess both these properties. Markers for
light microscopy such as green fluorescent protein are generally not directly visible in the electron microscopy and vice versa for gold particles. Hence, there has been an intensive search for markers that are directly visible both in the light microscope and in the electron microscope. Here we discuss some of the strategies and pitfalls that are associated with the use of CLEM markers, which might serve as a “”warning”" that new probes should be extensively tested before use. We focus on the use of CLEM markers for the study of intracellular transport and specifically endocytosis.”
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ms. Of the various somatosensory evoked potential components, only the N20-P25 component showed an effect of intensity, where higher intensities resulted in stronger paired-pulse suppression. However, when only intermediate intensities were considered, paired-pulse suppression was not or only weakly influenced. Our data suggest that stimulation intensity in contrast to single pulse-evoked MNSEPs has only a weak influence on the paired-pulse suppression of early MNSEPs. Paired-pulse suppression is believed to arise from inhibition generated by intracortical networks. The lack of intensity dependence within the range tested can be considered as a step toward creating invariance against fluctuations of stimulus intensity. Thus, intracortical computations as apparent in paired-pulse behavior might be characterized by different properties compared with feed-forward processing.”
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