Mechanisms of calcium signaling in smooth muscle cells explored with fluorescence confocal imaging

@article{Gordienko2005MechanismsOC,
  title={Mechanisms of calcium signaling in smooth muscle cells explored with fluorescence confocal imaging},
  author={D. V. Gordienko and Alexander V. Zholos and M. Shuba and Thomas B. Bolton},
  journal={Neurophysiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={36},
  pages={407-417}
}
A rise in the intracellular concentration of ionized calcium ([Ca2+]i) is a primary signal for contraction in all types of muscles. Recent progress in the development of imaging techniques, with special accent on fluorescence confocal microscopy, and new achievements in the synthesis of organelle- and ion-specific fluorochromes provide an experimental basis for studying the relationship between the structural organization of living smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and features of calcium signaling at… CONTINUE READING