Fas II Immunohistochemistry Protocol

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Fluorescence labeling and microscopy of adult Drosophila mushroom body:
1. Dissection: The brains are removed in cold Phosphate-buffered saline (1X PBS, pH 7.4).
2. Fixation: Tissues are fixed for 20 min in 4% paraformaldehyde (Merck, Germany) in PBST on an orbital shaker at room temperature.
3. Washing: Three quick (each 30 sec) and three long washing steps (each 15 min) and once for 2h with PBST on an orbital shaker at room temperature.
4. Blocking: 5% normal goat serum in PBST are used as a blocking solution for 30 min on an orbital shaker at room temperature.
5. Primary antibody: Brains were incubated for 2 nights in mouse anti-fasciclin II monoclonal antibody (Fas2; 1D4, Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank, Iowa City, IA) diluted 1:20 in 5% NGS and at 4°C on an orbital shaker.
6. Washing: Brains are washed for 3×30 sec and 4×15 min with PBST at room temperature with orbital shaker.
7. Secondary antibody: Brains are incubated with Goat anti-Mouse IgG (H + L) Highly Cross-Adsorbed Secondary Antibody, Alexa Fluor 594 (Cat#A-11032, ThermoFisher Scientific) at a 1:200 dilution in 5% NGS and PBST for 24hr at room temperature on an orbital shaker in the dark.
8. Washing: Brains are washed for 3×30 sec and 4×15 min with PBST at room temperature with orbital shaker.
9. Mounting: Brains are placed on glass microscope slides and mounted in antifade mounting medium Vectashield® (Vector Laboratories, Burlingame, CA).
10. Slides are stored at 4°C in the dark until microscopy.

Points:
– Use 1X PBS, pH 7.4, 0.3% Triton X-100 (PBST) in step 2.
– Use 10X PBS, pH 7.4, 0.3% Triton X-100 (PBST) in steps 3 to 8.
– Keep the dish containing brains in 1X PBS on ice and fix them within one hour of dissection.
– Transfer the brains using a100 μl pipette.
– Rinse the empty pipette tips twice with PBST (prevent tissues from sticking to the plastic tips).

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PKC gRNA

on Monday, April 12th, 2021 11:07 | by

Comparison of the kock out of aPKC and PKC53e in adutl flies.

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Problems with PKCi

ElavGal4;tubGal80 X UASPKCi were raised at 18°C. Before the experiment they spent 4h at supposedly 35°C. Since they still show a stong learning phenotype the temperatur might have not been right.

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Optomotor response PKCi

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PKCi

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14 day NsybGS

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Experimenal flies were placed for 2 days on RU486. 14 day old flies were testet.

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Food manipulation, starvation and density experiment

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1. Food manipulation new

2. Starvation

Control: larvae were taken directly out of food and tested. Sucrose: larvae were allowed to roam freely for 2 hours in a 6 cm petri dish containing 350 µl of 0,2 M sucrose added to a piece of Kim wipe and then were tested. Starved: larvae were allowed to roam freely for 2 hours in a 6 cm petri dish containing 350 µl of 0,2 M dH20 added to a piece of Kim wipe and then were tested.

Distance by time plot

3. Density

Standard: about 15 female flies per vile. Low Density: about 5 female flies per vile. High Density: about 30 or more female flies per vile.

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Test of 7 days old flies after GS

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Local FoxP knok out GMR11F02-GAL4

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Larval food manipulation evaluation

on Monday, February 8th, 2021 1:28 | by

1. Food Patch

No significant difference between groups in Standard (wilcox.test, p =0.9442), Sugar (wilcox.test, p=0.3097) and Fat (wilcox.test, p-value = 0.06267).
Significant difference between Rover and Sitter in Standard_new (wilcox.test, p=0.01057), Carbohydrates (wilcox.test, p= 0.0002445), Starch (wilcox.test, p-value = 0.03431) and Yeast (wilcox.test, p = 0.001455)

2. Distance Tracking

Signifcant difference between Groups in Standard (t-test, p=0.0317), Sugar (t-test, p=0.0103), Fat (t-test, p=0.01823), Starch (t-test, p = 0.03895) and Yeast (t-test, p=0.001894).
No significant difference between Rover and Sitter in Standard_new (t-test, p =0.08108), Carbohydrates (t-test, p=0.09875),
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