volume 18, issue 3, P932-947 1998
DOI: 10.1523/jneurosci.18-03-00932.1998
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Abstract: Studies in non-neural cells have suggested that a fall in mitochondrial membrane potential (DeltaPsiM) is one of the earliest events in apoptosis. It is not known whether neural apoptosis caused by nerve growth factor (NGF) and serum withdrawal involves a decrease in DeltaPsiM. We used epifluorescence and laser confocal microscopy with the mitochondrial potentiometric dyes chloromethyl-tetramethylrosamine methyl ester and 5,5',6, 6'-tetrachloro-1,1',3,3'-tetraethybenzimidazol carbocyanine iodide to estimate De…

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