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Module 10: Figure Ca2+ signals in Purkinje cell soma

Depolarization-induced Ca2+ signals in a Purkinje cell.

Ca2+ was recorded using the Ca2+ indicator Calcium Green-5N. When the neuron was depolarized for 100 ms from −60 mV to 0 mV at the time of the second image (white flag), there was a rapid increase in Ca2+ that was mainly confined to a narrow ring of cytoplasm immediately below the plasma membrane of the soma. Reproduced, with permission, from Eilers, J., Callewaert, G., Armstrong, C. and Konnerth, A. (1995) Calcium signaling in a marrow somatic submembrane shell during synaptic activity in cerebellar Purkinje neurons. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 92:10272–10276. Copyright (1995) National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.; see Eilers et al. 1995.