Speed of fast calcium waves

Range 10 - 50 µm/sec
Organism Various
Reference Vermot J, Fraser SE, Liebling M. Fast fluorescence microscopy for imaging the dynamics of embryonic development. HFSP J. 2008 Jun2(3):143-55. doi: 10.2976/1.2907579. p.144 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID19404468
Primary Source Jaffe L F, and Créton R (1998). “On the conservation of calcium wave speeds.” Cell Calcium 24, 1–8.10.1016/S0143-4160(98)90083-5PubMed ID9793683
Comments "Dynamic processes in cellular biology span a broad range of velocities and scales. Some examples of this diversity are the speed of cell migration [140–170 µm/h for neural crest cells (BNID 111506)], telomere motion in yeast [~0.05 µm/sec (BNID 111507)], fast calcium waves [10–50 µm/sec (primary source)], red blood cell motion in the developing cardio-vascular system of rodents [1–10 mm/s (BNID 111509)], and the frequency of beating cilia [3–40 Hz (BNID 111510)." Primary source abstract:"Most long distance calcium signals are believed to take the form of actively propagated calcium waves."
Entered by Uri M
ID 111508