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Module 7: Figure renal pelvis SMC Ca2+ wave

Ca2+ wave in the mouse renal pelvis.

The typical smooth muscle cells of the renal pelvis were loaded with the Ca2+ indicator fluo-4. The arrow in the first image points to a single smooth muscle cell. The other four images taken at 66 ms intervals show a wave of Ca2+ traveling from the right to the left. Reproduced from Lang et al (2007).