Mobile HomeCage References

More than a hundred labs use the Mobile HomeCage devices for research in awake head-fixed mice. On this page, we have compiled the Mobile HomeCage references. They include publications, links to educational webinars, video testimonials, and the list of research institutions that use our equipment. Use the menu below to navigate to a specific category:


A.M. Ingiosi, C.R. Hayworth, D.O. Harvey et al. (Current Biology, 2020) A role for astroglial calcium in mammalian sleep and sleep regulation.

A.D. Umpierre, L.L Bystrom, Y. Ying, Y. U. Liu, G.Worrell, L.J. Wu (eLife, 2020) Microglial calcium signaling is attuned to neuronal activity in awake mice.

K. Juczewski, J. Koussa, A. J. Kesner, J. O. Lee, D. M. Lovinger (Scientific Reports, 2020) Stress and behavioral correlates in the head-fixed method: stress measurements, habituation dynamics, locomotion, and motor-skill learning in mice.

J. Ferrier, E. Tiran, T. Deffieux, M. Tanter, Z. Lenkei (PNAS, 2020) Functional imaging evidence for task-induced deactivation and disconnection of a major default mode network hub in the mouse brain.

Y. Li, A. Rakymzhan, P. Tang, R.K. Wang (Biomedical Optics Express, 2020) Procedure and protocols for optical imaging of cerebral blood flow and hemodynamics in awake mice.

A.D. Hogan-Cann, P. Lu, C. M. Anderson (PNAS, 2019) Endothelial NMDA receptors mediate activity-dependent brain hemodynamic responses in mice.

W. Sun, K. Suzuki, D. Toptunov, S. Stoyanov, M. Yuzaki, L. Khiroug, A. Dityatev (Frontiers in Neuroscience,2019) In vivo Two-Photon Imaging of Anesthesia-Specific Alterations in Microglial Surveillance and Photodamage-Directed Motility in Mouse Cortex.

E. Pryazhnikov et al. (Scientific Reports, 2018) Longitudinal two-photon imaging in somatosensory cortex of behaving mice reveals dendritic spine formation enhancement by subchronic administration of low-dose ketamine.

H. Antila et al. (Scientific Reports, 2017)  Isoflurane produces antidepressant effects and induces TrkB signaling in rodents.

M. Kislin et al. (Journal of Visual Experiments, 2014)  Flat-floored air-lifted platform: a new method for combining behavior with microscopy or electrophysiology on awake freely moving rodents.


P.A.Egorova, A.V.GavrilovaaIly, I.B.Bezprozvanny (2020) In vivo analysis of the spontaneous firing of cerebellar Purkinje cells in awake transgenic mice that model spinocerebellar ataxia type 2.

M.A. Go, J Rogers, G.P. Gava, C. Davey, S. Prado, Y. Liu, S. R. Schultz (2020) Place cells in head-fixed mice navigating a floating real-world environment.

K. Kucharz, K. Kristensen, K.B. Johnsen, M.A. Lund, M. Lønstrup, T. Moos, T. L. Andresen, M. J. Lauritzen. (2020) Post-capillary venules is the locus for transcytosis of therapeutic nanoparticles to the brain.

W. Yang, M. Chini, J. A. Pöpplau, A. Formozov, P.Piechocinski, C. Rais,  F. Morellini, O. Sporns,  I.L. Hanganu-Opatz, J. S. Wiegert. (2020) Anesthetics uniquely decorrelate hippocampal network activity, alter spine dynamics and affect memory consolidation.

N. Karalis, A. Sirota (2018) Breathing coordinates limbic network dynamics underlying memory consolidation.

Video article in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (Jove)

Educational webinars

Studying Epilepsy in Awake Head-Fixed Mice Using Microscopy, Electrophysiology, and Optogenetics. Presenting labs: Longjun Wu lab (Mayo Clinic, USA), Rob Wykes lab (UCL, UK). October 8, 2020. This webinar is currently available on-demand on the InsideScientific platform. Click on the image below to go to the webinar:

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Functional Ultrasound (fUS) Imaging in the Brain of Awake Behaving Mice. June 30, 2020. This webinar is currently available on-demand on the InsideScientific platform. Click on the image below to go to the webinar:

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Place Cell Mapping and Stress Monitoring in Head-Fixed Mice Navigating an Air-Lifted Homecage. August 23, 2019

Single-Cell Electrophysiology and 2-Photon Imaging in Awake Mice with 2D-Locomotion Tracking. February 6, 2019

Making Optical and Electrophysiological Measurements in the Brain of Head-Fixed, Freely-Moving Rodents. March 25, 2015


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