Application examples in scientific papers

Products of Kation Scientific have been used in hundreds of studies that resulted in more than 300 papers published in high-quality journals. Here is a list of arbitrarily selected articles exemplifying the use of our microelectrodes and instruments.

Title, Authors, Journal, Affiliation 

Kation Scientific products used 

Multiple neuroanatomical tract-tracing using fluorescent Alexa Fluor conjugates of cholera toxin subunit B in rats
William L Conte, Hiroaki Kamishina & Roger L Reep
NATURE PROTOCOLS 4, 1157-1166 doi:10.1038/nprot.2009.93

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA., McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA., Department of Veterinary Medicine, Iwate University, Morioka, JAPAN. 

BAB-series microampere iontophoresis pump 

A light microscope-based double retrograde tracer strategy to chart central neuronal connections

Tom J H Ruigrok & Richard Apps
NATURE PROTOCOLS 2, 1869-1878 doi:10.1038/nprot.2007.264
Department of Neuroscience, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS. Department of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TD, UK. 

BAB-series microampere iontophoresis pump 

Endomorphin-2, an endogenous tetrapeptide, protects against Abeta1-42 in vitro and in vivo.

Szegedi V, Juhász G, Rózsa E, Juhász-Vedres G, Datki Z, Fülöp L, Bozsó Z, Lakatos A, Laczkó I, Farkas T, Kis Z, Tóth G, Soós K, Zarándi M, Budai D, Toldi J, Penke B.
FASEB JOURNAL. 2006 Jun;20(8):1191-3. Epub 2006 Apr 24.
Department of Medical Chemistry, University of Szeged, Dóm Square 8, Szeged 6720, HUNGARY. 

Multibarrel CF microelectrodes, Union iontophoresis pump. Examp-20K amplifier 

A Synaptic Basis for Auditory–Vocal Integration in the Songbird

Eric E. Bauer, Melissa J. Coleman, Todd F. Roberts, Arani Roy, Jonathan F. Prather, and Richard Mooney THE JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 6 February 2008, 28(6):1509-1522; doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3838-07.2008
Department of Neurobiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA 

Multibarrel CF microelectrodes, pressure ejection 

Reward-Modulated Motor Information in Identified Striatum Neurons

Yoshikazu Isomura, Takashi Takekawa, Rie Harukuni, Takashi Handa, Hidenori Aizawa, Masahiko Takada, and Tomoki Fukai
THE JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 19 June 2013, 33(25):10209-10220; doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0381-13.2013

Neural Circuit Theory and Developmental Gene Regulation, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Saitama 351- 0198, Brain Science Institute, Tamagawa University, Machida, Tokyo 194-8610, JST Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, Tokyo 102-0075, Molecular Neuroscience, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo 113-8510, and Systems Neuroscience Section, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN 

BAB-501 microampere iontophoresis pump 

Abnormal High-Frequency Burst Firing of Cerebellar Neurons in Rapid-Onset Dystonia- Parkinsonism

Rachel Fremont, D. Paola Calderon, Sara Maleki, and Kamran Khodakhah
THE JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 2014, 34(35):11723-11732; doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1409- 14.2014

Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA 

Carbostar-1 recording CF microelectrodes 

Amygdala β-Noradrenergic Receptors Modulate Delayed Downregulation of Dopamine Activity following Restraint

Chun-hui Chang and Anthony A. Grace
THE JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 23 January 2013, 33(4):1441-1450; doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2420-12.2013

Departments of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA 

BAB-501 microampere iontophoresis pump, Pontamine Sky Blue marking of recording site 

Activity-Dependent Modulation of Layer 1 Inhibitory Neocortical Circuits by Acetylcholine

Arne Brombas, Lee N. Fletcher, and Stephen R. Williams
THE JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 29 January 2014, 34(5):1932-1941; doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4470-13.2014
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, AUSTRALIA 

Multibarrel CF microelectrodes, Union- series nanoampere iontophoresis pump 

Enhanced Excitability of Thalamic Sensory Neurons and Slow-Wave EEG Pattern after Stimuli That Induce Spinal Long-Term Potentiation

Raul Sanoja, Niwat Taepavarapruk, Elke Benda, Ramakrishna Tadavarty, and Peter J. Soja
THE JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 18 September 2013, 33(38):15109-15119; doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2110-13.2013

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z3 CANADA 

Carbostar-4 multibarrel CF microelectrode, Glu microiontophoresis 

Transformation of Receptive Field Properties from Lateral Geniculate Nucleus to Superficial V1 in the Tree Shrew

Stephen D. Van Hooser, Arani Roy, Heather J. Rhodes, Julie H. Culp, and David Fitzpatrick
THE JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 10 July 2013, 33(28):11494-11505; doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1464-13.2013

Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center and Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, Durham, NC 27710, Department of Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, Department of Biology, Denison University, Granville, OH 43023, Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, CA 95618, and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Jupiter, FL 33458, USA 

Carbostar-1 CF recording microelectrodes 

Is GABA neurotransmission enhanced in auditory thalamus relative to inferior colliculus?

Rui Cai, Bopanna I. Kalappa, Thomas J. Brozoski, Lynne L. Ling, Donald M. Caspary
JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 15 January 2014 Vol. 111 no. 2, 229-238 DOI: 10.1152/jn.00556.2013

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Springfield, IL; and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Division of Otolaryngology, Springfield, IL, USA 

Carbostar-6 multibarrel CF microelectrodes 

Cholinergic suppression of visual responses in primate V1 is mediated by GABAergic inhibition

Anita A. Disney, Chiye Aoki, Michael J. Hawken
JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 1 October 2012 Vol. 108 no. 7, 1907-1923DOI: 10.1152/jn.00188.2012

Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY, USA 

Multibarrel CF microelectrodes, iontophoresis of ACh, CCh, GABA, gabazine, nicotine, Alcyan blue 8GX, BDA 

Responses of spinal dorsal horn neurons to foot movements in rats with a sprained ankle

Jae Hyo Kim, Hee Young Kim, Kyungsoon Chung, Jin Mo Chung
JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY 1 May 2011 Vol. 105 no. 5, 2043-2049DOI: 10.1152/jn.00852.2010

Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA; and Department of Meridian and Acupoint, College of Korean Oriental Medicine, Wonkwang University, Jeonbuk, REPUBLIC OF KOREA 

Carbostar-1, Carbostar- 3 CF microelectrodes, Methylene blue iontophoresis 

Chronotopically Organized Target-Distance Map in the Auditory Cortex of the Short-Tailed Fruit Bat

Cornelia Hagemann, Karl-Heinz Esser, Manfred Kössl
JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY 1 January 2010 Vol. 103 no. 1, 322-333DOI: 10.1152/jn.00595.2009

Goethe-University, Institut für Zellbiologie und Neurowissenschaft, Frankfurt; Institut of Zoology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, GERMANY 

Carbostar-1 recording CF microelectrodes 

Electrophysiological Techniques for Studying Synaptic Activity In Vivo.

Jeggo, R., Zhao, F.-Y. and Spanswick, D. 2014.
CURRENT PROTOCOLS IN PHARMACOLOGY. 11:11.11:11.11.1–11.11.17.

Neurosolutions Limited, University of Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UNITED KINGDOM Department of Physiology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
University of Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UNITED KINGDOM 

Single- and multibarrel CF microelectrodes 

Separation of electrophysiologically distinct neuronal populations in the rat hippocampus for neuropharmacological testing under in vivo conditions

Zsolt K. Bali, Dénes Budai, István Hernádi
Acta Biologica Hungarica, Volume 65, Number 3/September 2014, 241-251

Department of Experimental Zoology and Neurobiology, and Szentágothai Research Center, University of Pécs, Pécs, HUNGARY, Kation Scientific, LLC, Minneapolis, MN, USA 

Multibarrel CF microelectrodes, Union- series iontophoresis pump 

State-Dependent Gating of Sensory Inputs by Zona Incerta

Jason C. Trageser, Kathryn A. Burke, Radi Masri, Ying Li, Larisa Sellers, Asaf Keller
JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 1 September 2006 Vol. 96 no. 3, 1456-1463 DOI: 10.1152/jn.00423.2006

Program in Neuroscience and Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA 

Multibarrel CF microelectrodes, iontophoresis of carbachol, pontamine sky blue 

Role of GABAergic Inhibition in the Coding of Interaural Time Differences of Low-Frequency Sounds in the Inferior Colliculus

W. R. D’Angelo, S. J. Sterbing, E.-M. Ostapoff, S. Kuwada
JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 1 June 2005Vol. 93no. 6, 3390-3400DOI: 10.1152/jn.00956.2004

Department of Neuroscience, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA 

Multibarrel CF microelectrodes 

State-Dependent GABAergic Inhibition of Sciatic Nerve-Evoked Responses of Dorsal Spinocerebellar Tract Neurons

Niwat Taepavarapruk, Shelly A. McErlane, Angela Chan, Sylvia Chow, Liz Fabian, Peter J. Soja JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 1 September 2004 Vol. 92 no. 3, 1479-1490 DOI: 10.1152/jn.01108.2003

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver V6T 1Z3, CANADA 

Multibarrel CF microelectrodes, iontophoresis of GABA, BIC 

Role of Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide in the Sensitization of Dorsal Horn Neurons to Mechanical Stimulation After Intradermal Injection of Capsaicin

Rui-Qing Sun, Nada B. Lawand, Qing Lin, William D. Willis
JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 1 July 2004 Vol. 92 no. 1, 320-326 DOI: 10.1152/jn.00086.2004

Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-1069, USA 

Carbostar-1 CF recording microelectrodes 

α5GABAA receptors regulate hippocampal sharp wave–ripple activity in vitro

Costas Papatheodoropoulos, Efthymios Koniaris
NEUROPHARMACOLOGY, Volume 60, Issue 4, March 2011, Pages 662–673

Laboratory of Physiology, Medical School, University of Patras, 26504 Rion, Patras, GREECE 

Carbon fiber microelectrodes 

Afferent connections of the subparafascicular area in rat

J. Wang, M. Palkovits, T.B. Usdin, A. Dobolyi
NEUROSCIENCE, Volume 138, Issue 1, 2006, Pages 197-220

Laboratory of Genetics, National Institute of Mental Health, 35 Convent Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892- 3728, USA 

Carbon fiber microelectrodes 

Iontophoresis of lithium antagonizes noradrenergic action on prefrontal neurons of the rat

Péter Kovács, István Hernádi
BRAIN RESEARCH, Volume 947, Issue 1, 23 August 2002, Pages 150-156

Department of General Zoology and Neurobiology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Pécs, 6 Ifjúság Str., H-7624 Pécs, HUNGARY 

Multibarrel CF microelectrodes 

Cervical prephrenic interneurons in the normal and lesioned spinal cord of the adult rat

Michael A. Lane, Todd E. White, Marcella A. Coutts, Alex L. Jones, Milapjit S. Sandhu, David C. Bloom, Donald C. Bolser, Bill J. Yates, David D. Fuller, Paul J. Reier
THE JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE NEUROLOGY, Volume 511, Issue 5, 2008 Pages 692–709 Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610,

Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 Department of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, Department of Otolaryngology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA 

Carbostar-3 CF microelectrode, ExAmp-20K amplifier, Iontophoresis of Mini- ruby