Micro-dissection of rat brain for RNA or protein extraction from specific brain region

Kin Chiu, Wui Man Lau, Ho Tak Lau, Kwok Fai So, Raymond Chuen Chung Chang

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Micro-dissection of rat brain into various regions is extremely important for the study of different neurodegenerative diseases. This video demonstrates micro-dissection of four major brain regions include olfactory bulb, frontal cortex, striatum and hippocampus in fresh rat brain tissue. Useful tips for quick removal of respective regions to avoid RNA and protein degradation of the tissue are given.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere269
JournalJournal of Visualized Experiments
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain
  • Dissection
  • Issue 7
  • Neuroscience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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