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date: 23 August 2019


A Dictionary of Biomedicine

John Lackie

A fluorescent dye that changes its absorption and emission characteristics when calcium is bound. The membrane-permeable acetoxymethyl ester (quin2AM) can be loaded into cells, being de-esterified in the cytoplasm and trapped, and used as an intracellular indicator, although it does sequester calcium and can perturb normal function.... ...

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