• Optical stimulation of quantal exocytosis on transparent microchips 

    Chen, Xiaohui, 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Photorelease of caged Ca²⁺ is a uniquely powerful tool to study the dynamics of Ca²⁺-triggered exocytosis from individual cells. Using photolithography and other microfabrication techniques, we have developed transparent ...
  • Regulation of calcium signaling by p130PH in astrocytes 

    Cui, Wenju, 1984- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Ca2+ signaling is a characteristic form of astrocyte excitability, but its role in ischemia is not clearly understood. Our previous study (Ding et al., 2009) demonstrated that astrocytes exhibit enhanced Ca2+ signaling ...