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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1983 May 31;113(1):44-50.

Direct demonstration of increased intracellular concentration of free calcium in rabbit and human neutrophils following stimulation by chemotactic factor.


An increase in the level of intracellular free calcium concentration in rabbit and human neutrophils stimulated by chemotactic factors has been demonstrated directly using the calcium-sensitive fluorescent probe quin-2. Addition of f-Met-Leu-Phe (10(-9) M), C5a (3 x 10(-9) M) or leukotriene B4 (6 x 10(-8) M) to the neutrophils induces a rapid increase in the intracellular concentration of free calcium that reaches a maximum value 15 seconds following stimulation. At concentrations of f-Met-Leu-Phe less than 10(-8) M the enhancement is dose dependent with an ED50 of 8 x 10(-11) M and is significantly reduced in the presence of EGTA in the suspending medium.

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