Single-Cell Calcium Imaging

  • Katrina A. Marsh
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 41)


It is widely accepted that calcium ions are the primary regulators of smooth muscle contraction and relaxation; however, the mechanisms by which changes in intracellular calcium ion concentration ([Ca2+ 1) are obtained within the cell are incompletely understood. Increases in ([Ca2+ 1) can be mediated either via a release of calcium from intracellular stores (1, 2, 3) or via an influx of calcium ions from the extracellular fluid (4, 5).


Image Memory Excitation Efficiency Lens Tissue Tracheal Smooth Muscle Cell Bovine Tracheal Smooth Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katrina A. Marsh
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  1. 1.Department of Physiology and PharmacologyQueen’s Medical CentreNottinghamUK

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