Calcium Measurement Methods

  • Alexei Verkhratsky
  • Ole H. Petersen

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Alexei Verkhratsky, Ole H. Petersen
    Pages 1-11
  3. Fabio Mammano, Mario Bortolozzi
    Pages 57-80
  4. Laura Fedrizzi, Marisa Brini
    Pages 81-100
  5. Olga Garaschuk, Oliver Griesbeck
    Pages 101-117
  6. Roger C. Thomas
    Pages 119-125
  7. Shin Hye Kim, Myoung Kyu Park
    Pages 127-146
  8. Robert Blum, Ole H. Petersen, Alexei Verkhratsky
    Pages 147-167
  9. Lucía Núñez, Carlos Villalobos, María Teresa Alonso, Javier García-Sancho
    Pages 169-188
  10. Knut Holthoff
    Pages 189-203
  11. Gerhard Eichhoff, Yury Kovalchuk, Zsuzsanna Varga, Alexei Verkhratsky, Olga Garaschuk
    Pages 205-220
  12. Christian Lohr, Joachim W. Deitmer
    Pages 221-249
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 251-254

About this book


Since the introduction of fluorescent calcium indicators and the subsequent development of capacities for real-time monitoring and imaging of calcium movements in the intact cells studied in isolation, in situ and in vivo, the complex and vital calcium signalling system has been illuminated, proving calcium signals to be excellent universal reporters of cellular activity. In Calcium Measurement Methods, a team of renowned experts in the field contribute methods dedicated to calcium imaging in neural cells with a balance between the main principles of calcium imaging and specific applications of the technique to neural tissues. The book's contents show how the combination of different indicators and recently developed microscopic techniques lead to spectacular successes in the imaging of neural cells in the living brain in both physiological and pathophysiological models. As a volume in the successful Neuromethods™ series, the chapters provide authoritative reviews including up-to-date detailed protocols of the most commonly used approaches in the field.

Cutting-edge and concise, Calcium Measurement Methods serves as an ideal reference to aid the many scientists worldwide engaged in calcium imaging of the nervous system.


Ca2+ Calcium imaging Calcium-sensitive fluorescent probes Nervous System Neural cells and tissues Protein-based indicators

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexei Verkhratsky
    • 1
  • Ole H. Petersen
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Biomedical ScienceUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2010
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-475-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-476-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
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