Electroporation: Past, present and future

Authors

  • Harukazu Nakamura,

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    • Department of Molecular Neurobiology, Graduate School of Life Sciences and Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Japan
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  • Junichi Funahashi

    1. Department of Molecular Neurobiology, Graduate School of Life Sciences and Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Japan
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Email: nakamura@idac.tohoku.ac.jp

Abstract

Gene transfer by electroporation has become an indispensable method for the study of developmental biology. The technique is applied not only in chick embryos but also in mice and other organisms. Here, a short history and perspectives of electroporation for gene transfer in vertebrates are described.

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