ChR2: channelrhodopsin-2 (light-driven cation channel)

Publication [Boyden, E. S., Zhang, F., Bamberg, E., Nagel, G., Deisseroth, K. (2005) Millisecond-timescale, genetically-targeted optical control of neural activity, Nature Neuroscience 8 (9):1263-1268.]

Plasmids, plasmid maps, and plasmid preparation protocols available at [Addgene]

Plasmids, plasmid maps, and plasmid preparation protocols, Cre-dependent, available at [Addgene] [Publication, Sternson lab]

Viruses (AAV, lentivirus) available at [UNC vector core]

Viruses (AAV, lentivirus) available at [U. Penn vector core]

Transgenic mice (Cre-dependent) available at [
Jax, line Ai27] [Jax, line Ai32] [Publication]

Transgenic mice (Thy1 promoter) available at [Jax, line 9] [Jax, line 18] [Publication]

Contact [Prof. Ed Boyden] with questions, comments, or to check for updates.