chapter  14
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Imaging of Retinal Ganglion Cells

ByJoshua P. Vrabec, Leonard A. Levin

In recent years, the study of neuronal apoptosis has expanded into the field of digital technology. Many aspects of neuronal physiology, such as ion flux, generation of reactive oxygen species, and changes in membrane potential can now be observed in real time. As a result, digital imaging of individual neurons labeled with condition-dependent fluorescent dyes will most certainly help define the temporal relationships of the many interlinked apoptotic pathways.