Imaging of Somatic Ca2+ Transients in Differentiated Human Neurons

  • Irena Vertkin
  • Dalit Ben-Yosef
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1942)


Calcium is a major regulator of neuronal activity and calcium signaling is critically important for normal neuronal function. Ca imaging is a well-established tool for studying neuronal function and ongoing spontaneous Ca2+ transients are a good indicator of neuronal maturity. There are various indicators available today, differing by their sensitivity, spectra, and loading method. Here we present a method for measurement of Ca2+ transients in neurons using two different Ca2+ indicators, Oregon Green BAPTA-1 and GCaMP6.

Key words

Human induced pluripotent stem cells Somatic Ca2+ transients Calcium indicators Oregon Green-488 BAPTA-1AM GCaMP6 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irena Vertkin
    • 1
  • Dalit Ben-Yosef
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical CenterTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Wolfe PGD Stem Cell Lab, Racine IVF Unit at Lis Maternity HospitalTel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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