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2012b). In this respect, TPLSM has become a key tool to understand the basis of neurovascular coupling in health and disease (Helmchen and Kleinfeld 2008; Misgeld and Kerschensteiner 2006). While a rich body of data has resulted from studies on anesthetized animals, there remains a striking paucity of studies on vasodynamics in the awake state. Anesthetics greatly dampen the activity of neurons (Franks 2008) and astrocytes (Thrane et al. 2012), and alter vascular dynamics in basal and stimulated states (Drew et al.
As a quality control measure, data acquisition can be tested on capillaries, which are only 3–5 μm in diameter and thus most sensitive to motion. Similarly, a surface arteriole, which may move due to dilations/constriction, can be scanned simultaneously with a neighboring venule that should exhibit little or no change in lumen diameter. A movement in both vessels would indicate movement of the animal. Finally, low-cost piezoelectric sensors and accelerometers can be used to identify movement alongside vasodynamic measurements, allowing data sets with excessive movement to be removed (Drew et al.
Moving RBCs in flowing vessels sampled at a sufficient rate will appear as diagonal streaks. Stalls in flow will result in vertical streaks with distance as the abscissa and time as the ordinate. This is a common occurrence when measuring from capillaries, and may also occur in pial arteriolar and venous anastomoses (Shih et al. M. Summers et al. 1 1 10 Frequency (Hz) Fig. 5 Spontaneous and stimulus-induced vascular dynamics in the somatosensory cortex of awake mouse. (a) Two-photon images of pial surface vessels taken from an awake mouse.