Preparation and handling of aequorin solutions for the measurement of cellular Ca2+. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Main characteristics of the various types of aequorin presently available for measuring cellular Ca2+, i.e. heterogeneous aequorin, isoaequorins, recombinant aequorin, fluorescein-labeled aequorin and semi-synthetic aequorins, are summarized. Basic techniques of preparing and handling the solutions of those aequorins for measuring Ca2+, including such techniques as concentrating aequorin solutions, freeze-drying, changing buffer composition, and the regeneration of active aequorin, are described.

publication date

  • October 1991