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Inferring cell communication using single-cell calcium spatiotemporal dynamics.


There are a limited number of experimental tools for non-destructively discovering cell communication events in vitro and in vivo. Here, using tissue-specific genetically encoded calcium indicator (GECI) mice, we describe a protocol for preprocessing GECI fluorescence time-series measured by live cell imaging or intravital microscopy, detecting peaks of single-cell calcium fluorescence transients, and inferring putative cell communication events from peak synchrony. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Taghdiri et al. (2021).

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