Measurement of intrasynaptosomal free calcium by using the fluorescent indicator quin-2.

The recently synthesized calcium indicator quin -2 was incorporated into synaptosomes from guinea-pig cerebral cortex following uptake and internal hydrolysis of quin -2 tetra-acetoxymethyl ester. Incubation in physiological media containing 1 mM- or 2 mM-CaCl2 led to equilibrium cytosolic ionized calcium concentrations of 85 +/- 10 nM and 205 +/- 5 nM… CONTINUE READING