Protocol to study molecule exchange between veneous blood and CSF

In bioluminescence imaging (BLI), the biochemical reaction between a substrate and enzyme triggers light emission upon convergence. Unlike fluorescence imaging, BLI does not require excitation. In this protocol, we utilize the high signal-to-background ratio of the reaction between luciferase and its substrate to study the exchange of molecules between blood and cerebrospinal fluid. We outline steps for skull window thinning, cisterna magna infusion, intravascular retroorbital injection, and imaging.

Published in STAR Protocols: j.xpro.2023.102652


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