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PNOCARC Neurons Promote Hyperphagia and Obesity upon High-Fat-Diet Feeding

Alexander Jaisl, et al, Neuron, 2020
To advance the molecular understanding of obesity, Jais and colleagues set out to identify neuronal populations in mice that respond to being fed a calorie dense, highly palatable food. They identified prepronociceptin (PNOC)-expressing neurons in the hypothalamus that are activated upon acute high fat diet feeding and promote overconsumption. In this publication, HALO image analysis software was used for quantification of transgene expression in mouse neuronal tissue. Future studies on PNOC-expressing neurons...

Transmission of tauopathy strains is independent of their isoform composition

Zhuohao He, et al, Nature Communications, 2020
The accumulation of aggregated tao proteins in neurons is a hallmark of several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. A challenge in the study of tauopathies has been the lack of an appropriate model system. He and colleagues demonstrate here a new mouse model for human tauopathies where the expression of tao isoforms is similar to that in human adult brains. The Area Quantification Module of HALO played a key role in the analysis...

Cytonuclear FL

Cytonuclear FL measures the immunofluorescent positivity of an unlimited number of fluorescent markers in the nucleus or cytoplasm and reports the number of cells that are positive for each marker, the intensity score for each cell (0, 1+, 2+, 3+), and colocalization of different marker combinations. Optionally, the tool can output the complete table of cell data including individual cell sizes and intensity measurements for each dye in each cellular compartment. In the dual stained mouse pancreas shown above, the...