The use of flow cytometry to examine calcium signalling by TRPV1 in mixed cell populations

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  • External authors:
  • Bakri M. Assas
  • Wesam H. Abdulaal
  • Majed H. Wakid
  • Haytham A. Zakai


Flow cytometric analysis of calcium mobilisation has been in use for many years in the study of specific receptor engagement or isolated cell:cell communication. However, calcium mobilisation/signaling is key to many cell functions including apoptosis, mobility and immune responses. Here we combine multiplex surface staining of whole spleen with Indo-1 AM to visualise calcium mobilisation and examine calcium signaling in a mixed immune cell culture over time. We demonstrate responses to a TRPV1 agonist in distinct cell subtypes without the need for cell separation. Multi parameter staining alongside Indo-1 AM to demonstrate calcium mobilization allows the study of real time calcium signaling in a complex environment

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalAnalytical Biochemistry
Early online date31 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2017