Simultaneous recording of receptor current and intraciliary Ca2+ concentration in salamander olfactory receptor cells.


1. The suction pipette technique was combined with laser spot fluorescence microscopy to record simultaneously odour-induced current responses and intraciliary Ca2+ concentration from isolated salamander olfactory receptor cells loaded with the fluorescent Ca2+ indicator fluo-3. 2. When exposed for 1 s to increasing odour concentrations both the suction… (More)