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CD95-Mediated Calcium Signaling

  • Mehdi Hammadi
  • Vanessa Delcroix
  • Anne-Marie Vacher
  • Thomas Ducret
  • Pierre VacherEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1557)


Intracellular calcium signals regulate cell function and cell survival by controlling many processes. CD95 engagement results in distinct intracellular calcium signals that control the cell fate, apoptosis, or survival, depending on the ligand (membrane or soluble). Intracellular calcium determination is an exquisite readout to explore the molecular mechanisms elicited by CD95 engagement. The most widely applied methods for studying calcium signaling pathways use fluorescent indicators and imaging methods with fluorescence microscopy. This technical approach, however, requires many precautions that we discuss in this chapter.

Key words

Fura2 Fluo2 Rhod2 MitoTracker Mitochondria Pluronic acid® F-127 Confocal microscopy 



This work was supported by INSERM, INCa and Ligue contre le cancer (comité des Pyrénées Atlantiques).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehdi Hammadi
    • 1
  • Vanessa Delcroix
    • 1
  • Anne-Marie Vacher
    • 1
  • Thomas Ducret
    • 1
  • Pierre Vacher
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.INSERM U1218Bordeaux CedexFrance

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