Indicators of Calcium and Calcium Fluxes in Muscle, Its Subcellular Systems, and in Model Membranes
The fundamental role of calcium and calcium fluxes in the mediation and regulation of a wide variety of both intra- and intercellular events is now widely recognized. It participates and indeed regulates cellular events as seemingly diverse as cell shape, cell-cell communication, glandular secretion, neurotransmitter release, flagellar motions, and muscle contraction. Coincident with our increasing awareness of the role of Ca2+ in cellular function and dysfunction, there has been an increase in the number and sophistication of Ca2+ indicators to measure and accurately report Ca2+ and rapid Ca2+ fluxes as they occur in their many diverse biological systems.
KeywordsSarcoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Transient Calcium Flux Fluorescence Increase Single Muscle Fiber
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