How to measure Ca2+ in cellular organelles?

Cell Calcium. Sep-Oct 2005;38(3-4):201-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ceca.2005.06.025.


The review will aim to briefly summarise information on calcium measurements in cellular organelles with emphases on studies conducted in live cells using optical probes. When appropriate we will try to compare the effectiveness of different indicators for intraorganellar calcium measurements. We will consider calcium measurements in endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, endosomes/lysosomes, nucleoplasm, nuclear envelope, mitochondria and secretory granules.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Calcium / analysis*
  • Calcium / chemistry
  • Cations, Divalent / analysis
  • Cations, Divalent / chemistry
  • Exocrine Glands / chemistry*
  • Exocrine Glands / physiology
  • Golgi Apparatus / chemistry
  • Humans
  • Molecular Probes*
  • Organelles / chemistry*


  • Cations, Divalent
  • Molecular Probes
  • Calcium