Analysis of calcium signals in steering neuronal growth cones in vitro

Hiroki Akiyama, Hiroyuki Kamiguchi

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Calcium imaging allows us to measure the spatial and temporal changes in intracellular calcium concentration in living cells. Localized calcium elevation often functions as the polarizing signal during guided migration including axon guidance. In this chapter, we describe a protocol to quantitatively monitor the spatiotemporal dynamics of calcium signals in neuronal growth cones in the presence of an extracellular concentration gradient of axon guidance cue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-27
Number of pages11
JournalMethods in Molecular Biology
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Axon guidance
  • Ca<sup>2+</sup> imaging
  • Chemotaxis
  • Growth cone
  • Turning assay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Medicine(all)


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