Cfos Neural Activity
This animation shows how electrical impulses generated by neurons (action potentials) lead to the expression of C-fos by the cell nucleus. C-fos is thus considered an immediate early gene product of recent neural activity. It is widely used in neuroscience as a post-hoc readout of recently active neurons. To see how C-fos is detected experimentally for visualization and quantification please watch the companion video C-fos Immunolabeling.