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This time series is from a calcium-flux experiment. In this experiment, peripheral T cells were stained with anti-CD markers to identify subsets and loaded with Indo-1. The ratio of Indo-1 for a gated subset of CD4 T cells is shown as a function of time. Approximately 30 seconds into the collection, anti-CD3 was added to stimulate the cells. The time in seconds since the beginning of the acquisition is shown in the upper left hand corner.

Note: You can make this movie by clicking Graph menu, Make movie and then selecting the “Time” parameter as the driving variable.

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You will notice that about 230 seconds the first indications of calcium mobilization can be seen by the appearance of a peak of high Indo-1 ratio (Ca, X axis). Within 50 seconds after that a peak of high calcium concentration appears (at about 2 on the Ca scale), which quickly resolves into the main, intermediate peak (about 0.7 on the Ca scale), lasting to the end of the collection.

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