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APM_GUI: analyzing particle movement on the cell membrane and determining confinement

Silvia A Menchón12*, Mauricio G Martín13 and Carlos G Dotti13*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Molecular and Developmental Genetics, VIB Center for the Biology of Disease and Center for Human Genetics, KULeuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49 - bus 602, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

2 IFEG-CONICET and FaMAF, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina

3 Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, CSIC-UAM, Campus Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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BMC Biophysics 2012, 5:4  doi:10.1186/2046-1682-5-4

Published: 20 February 2012

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Additional file 1:

Source code of APM_GUI. The file should be extracted using a suitable program (e.g. Winzip, 7-Zip or File-roller). The extracted folder Scripts_APM_GUI should be placed in MatLab's path. Then, the application can be started by typing APM_GUI in MatLab's Command Window. The folder Examples has a few trial files for the software, and the file instructions_and_installation provides a short manual.

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Additional file 2:

Materials and Methods. This file has a description of the materials and methods for the biological samples that were used to test our software. Hippocampal neurons from 18- day- old rat embryos were cultured until 10-14 DIV on glass coverslips, according to the Banker technique [19] density of (~ 6000 neurons/cm2). The protocol described in Ref. [20] was used to label GluR2-containing AMPARs.

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