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Graham Ellis-Davies

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    1. Olson JP, Banghart MR, Sabatini BL, Ellis-Davies GC. Spectral evolution of a photochemical protecting group for orthogonal two-color uncaging with visible light. J Am Chem Soc. 2013 Oct 23; 135(42):15948-54.
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    2. Buskila Y, Crowe SE, Ellis-Davies GC. Synaptic deficits in layer 5 neurons precede overt structural decay in 5xFAD mice. Neuroscience. 2013 Dec 19; 254:152-9.
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    3. Hayama T, Noguchi J, Watanabe S, Takahashi N, Hayashi-Takagi A, Ellis-Davies GC, Matsuzaki M, Kasai H. GABA promotes the competitive selection of dendritic spines by controlling local Ca2+ signaling. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Oct; 16(10):1409-16.
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    4. Crowe SE, Ellis-Davies GC. In vivo characterization of a bigenic fluorescent mouse model of Alzheimer's disease with neurodegeneration. J Comp Neurol. 2013 Jul 1; 521(10):2181-94.
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    5. Crowe SE, Ellis-Davies GC. In vivo characterization of a bigenic fluorescent mouse model of Alzheimer's disease with neurodegeneration. J Comp Neurol. 2013 Jul 1; 521(10):Spc1.
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    6. Gross GG, Junge JA, Mora RJ, Kwon HB, Olson CA, Takahashi TT, Liman ER, Ellis-Davies GC, McGee AW, Sabatini BL, Roberts RW, Arnold DB. Recombinant probes for visualizing endogenous synaptic proteins in living neurons. Neuron. 2013 Jun 19; 78(6):971-85.
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    7. Chiu CQ, Lur G, Morse TM, Carnevale NT, Ellis-Davies GC, Higley MJ. Compartmentalization of GABAergic inhibition by dendritic spines. Science. 2013 May 10; 340(6133):759-62.
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    8. Olson JP, Kwon HB, Takasaki KT, Chiu CQ, Higley MJ, Sabatini BL, Ellis-Davies GC. Optically selective two-photon uncaging of glutamate at 900 nm. J Am Chem Soc. 2013 Apr 24; 135(16):5954-7.
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    9. Ellis-Davies GC. A chemist and biologist talk to each other about caged neurotransmitters. Beilstein J Org Chem. 2013; 9:64-73.
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    10. Figueroa L, Shkryl VM, Zhou J, Manno C, Momotake A, Brum G, Blatter LA, Ellis-Davies GC, Ríos E. Synthetic localized calcium transients directly probe signalling mechanisms in skeletal muscle. J Physiol. 2012 Mar 15; 590(Pt 6):1389-411.
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    11. Kantevari S, Buskila Y, Ellis-Davies GC. Synthesis and characterization of cell-permeant 6-nitrodibenzofuranyl-caged IP3. Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2012 Mar; 11(3):508-13.
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    12. Ellis-Davies GC, Pugh EN. The 64th Symposium of the Society for General Physiologists: optogenetics and superresolution microscopy take center stage. J Gen Physiol. 2011 Jul; 138(1):1-11.
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    13. Noguchi J, Nagaoka A, Watanabe S, Ellis-Davies GC, Kitamura K, Kano M, Matsuzaki M, Kasai H. In vivo two-photon uncaging of glutamate revealing the structure-function relationships of dendritic spines in the neocortex of adult mice. J Physiol. 2011 May 15; 589(Pt 10):2447-57.
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    14. Kantevari S, Gordon GR, MacVicar BA, Ellis-Davies GC. A practical guide to the synthesis and use of membrane-permeant acetoxymethyl esters of caged inositol polyphosphates. Nat Protoc. 2011 Mar; 6(3):327-37.
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    15. Ellis-Davies GC. A practical guide to the synthesis of dinitroindolinyl-caged neurotransmitters. Nat Protoc. 2011 Mar; 6(3):314-26.
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    16. Matsuzaki M, Ellis-Davies GC, Kanemoto Y, Kasai H. Simultaneous two-photon activation of presynaptic cells and calcium imaging in postsynaptic dendritic spines. Neural Syst Circuits. 2011; 1(1):2.
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    17. Kantevari S, Makara JK, Losonczy A, Fellin T, Haydon PG, Magee JC, Ellis-Davies GC. Development of anionically decorated 2-(ortho-nitrophenyl)-propyl-caged neurotransmitters for photolysis in vitro and in vivo. Chembiochem. 2011 Jan 10.
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    18. Crowe SE, Kantevari S, Ellis-Davies GC. Photochemically initiated intracellular astrocytic calcium waves in living mice using two-photon uncaging of IP(3). ACS Chem Neurosci. 2010 Aug 18; 1(8):575-85.
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    19. Tritsch NX, Zhang YX, Ellis-Davies G, Bergles DE. ATP-induced morphological changes in supporting cells of the developing cochlea. Purinergic Signal. 2010 Jun; 6(2):155-66.
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    20. Matsuzaki M, Hayama T, Kasai H, Ellis-Davies GC. Two-photon uncaging of gamma-aminobutyric acid in intact brain tissue. Nat Chem Biol. 2010 Apr; 6(4):255-7.
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    21. Kantevari S, Matsuzaki M, Kanemoto Y, Kasai H, Ellis-Davies GC. Two-color, two-photon uncaging of glutamate and GABA. Nat Methods. 2010 Feb; 7(2):123-5.
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    22. Gordon GR, Iremonger KJ, Kantevari S, Ellis-Davies GC, MacVicar BA, Bains JS. Astrocyte-mediated distributed plasticity at hypothalamic glutamate synapses. Neuron. 2009 Nov 12; 64(3):391-403.
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    23. Ellis-Davies GC. Basics of photoactivation. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2009 Feb; 2009(2):pdb.top55.
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    24. Gordon GR, Choi HB, Rungta RL, Ellis-Davies GC, MacVicar BA. Brain metabolism dictates the polarity of astrocyte control over arterioles. Nature. 2008 Dec 11; 456(7223):745-9.
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    25. Alviña K, Ellis-Davies G, Khodakhah K. T-type calcium channels mediate rebound firing in intact deep cerebellar neurons. Neuroscience. 2009 Jan 23; 158(2):635-41.
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    26. Alviña K, Walter JT, Kohn A, Ellis-Davies G, Khodakhah K. Questioning the role of rebound firing in the cerebellum. Nat Neurosci. 2008 Nov; 11(11):1256-8.
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    27. Ellis-Davies GC. Neurobiology with caged calcium. Chem Rev. 2008 May; 108(5):1603-13.
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    28. Honkura N, Matsuzaki M, Noguchi J, Ellis-Davies GC, Kasai H. The subspine organization of actin fibers regulates the structure and plasticity of dendritic spines. Neuron. 2008 Mar 13; 57(5):719-29.
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    29. Tanaka J, Horiike Y, Matsuzaki M, Miyazaki T, Ellis-Davies GC, Kasai H. Protein synthesis and neurotrophin-dependent structural plasticity of single dendritic spines. Science. 2008 Mar 21; 319(5870):1683-7.
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    30. Matsuzaki M, Ellis-Davies GC, Kasai H. Three-dimensional mapping of unitary synaptic connections by two-photon macro photolysis of caged glutamate. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Mar; 99(3):1535-44.
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    31. Ellis-Davies GC. Caged compounds: photorelease technology for control of cellular chemistry and physiology. Nat Methods. 2007 Aug; 4(8):619-28.
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    32. Ellis-Davies GC, Matsuzaki M, Paukert M, Kasai H, Bergles DE. 4-Carboxymethoxy-5,7-dinitroindolinyl-Glu: an improved caged glutamate for expeditious ultraviolet and two-photon photolysis in brain slices. J Neurosci. 2007 Jun 20; 27(25):6601-4.
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    33. Tanaka K, Khiroug L, Santamaria F, Doi T, Ogasawara H, Ellis-Davies GC, Kawato M, Augustine GJ. Ca2+ requirements for cerebellar long-term synaptic depression: role for a postsynaptic leaky integrator. Neuron. 2007 Jun 7; 54(5):787-800.
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    34. Glowatzki E, Cheng N, Hiel H, Yi E, Tanaka K, Ellis-Davies GC, Rothstein JD, Bergles DE. The glutamate-aspartate transporter GLAST mediates glutamate uptake at inner hair cell afferent synapses in the mammalian cochlea. J Neurosci. 2006 Jul 19; 26(29):7659-64.
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    35. Ellis-Davies GC. DM-nitrophen AM is caged magnesium. Cell Calcium. 2006 Jun; 39(6):471-473.
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    36. Kantevari S, Hoang CJ, Ogrodnik J, Egger M, Niggli E, Ellis-Davies GC. Synthesis and two-photon photolysis of 6-(ortho-nitroveratryl)-caged IP3 in living cells. Chembiochem. 2006 Jan; 7(1):174-80.
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    37. Momotake A, Lindegger N, Niggli E, Barsotti RJ, Ellis-Davies GC. The nitrodibenzofuran chromophore: a new caging group for ultra-efficient photolysis in living cells. Nat Methods. 2006 Jan; 3(1):35-40.
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    38. Ellis-Davies GC, Barsotti RJ. Tuning caged calcium: photolabile analogues of EGTA with improved optical and chelation properties. Cell Calcium. 2006 Jan; 39(1):75-83.
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    39. Haydon PG, Ellis-Davies GC. Ultrahigh-speed photochemical stimulation of neurons. Nat Methods. 2005 Nov; 2(11):811-2.
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    40. Bell MG, Lankford EB, Gonye GE, Ellis-Davies GC, Martyn DA, Regnier M, Barsotti RJ. Kinetics of cardiac thin-filament activation probed by fluorescence polarization of rhodamine-labeled troponin C in skinned guinea pig trabeculae. Biophys J. 2006 Jan 15; 90(2):531-43.
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    41. Fedoryak OD, Sul JY, Haydon PG, Ellis-Davies GC. Synthesis of a caged glutamate for efficient one- and two-photon photorelease on living cells. Chem Commun (Camb). 2005 Aug 7; (29):3664-6.
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    42. Noguchi J, Matsuzaki M, Ellis-Davies GC, Kasai H. Spine-neck geometry determines NMDA receptor-dependent Ca2+ signaling in dendrites. Neuron. 2005 May 19; 46(4):609-22.
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    43. Millar AG, Zucker RS, Ellis-Davies GC, Charlton MP, Atwood HL. Calcium sensitivity of neurotransmitter release differs at phasic and tonic synapses. J Neurosci. 2005 Mar 23; 25(12):3113-25.
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    44. Huang YH, Sinha SR, Fedoryak OD, Ellis-Davies GC, Bergles DE. Synthesis and characterization of 4-methoxy-7-nitroindolinyl-D-aspartate, a caged compound for selective activation of glutamate transporters and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in brain tissue. Biochemistry. 2005 Mar 8; 44(9):3316-26.
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    45. Matsuzaki M, Honkura N, Ellis-Davies GC, Kasai H. Structural basis of long-term potentiation in single dendritic spines. Nature. 2004 Jun 17; 429(6993):761-6.
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    46. Martin H, Bell MG, Ellis-Davies GC, Barsotti RJ. Activation kinetics of skinned cardiac muscle by laser photolysis of nitrophenyl-EGTA. Biophys J. 2004 Feb; 86(2):978-90.
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    47. Soeller C, Jacobs MD, Jones KT, Ellis-Davies GC, Donaldson PJ, Cannell MB. Application of two-photon flash photolysis to reveal intercellular communication and intracellular Ca2+ movements. J Biomed Opt. 2003 Jul; 8(3):418-27.
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    48. Lu X, Ellis-Davies GC, Levitan ES. Calcium requirements for exocytosis do not delimit the releasable neuropeptide pool. Cell Calcium. 2003 Apr; 33(4):267-71.
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    49. Smith MA, Ellis-Davies GC, Magee JC. Mechanism of the distance-dependent scaling of Schaffer collateral synapses in rat CA1 pyramidal neurons. J Physiol. 2003 Apr 1; 548(Pt 1):245-58.
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    50. Ellis-Davies GC. Development and application of caged calcium. Methods Enzymol. 2003; 360:226-38.
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    51. Ng YK, Lu X, Watkins SC, Ellis-Davies GC, Levitan ES. Nerve growth factor-induced differentiation changes the cellular organization of regulated Peptide release by PC12 cells. J Neurosci. 2002 May 15; 22(10):3890-7.
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    52. Xu J, Xu Y, Ellis-Davies GC, Augustine GJ, Tse FW. Differential regulation of exocytosis by alpha- and beta-SNAPs. J Neurosci. 2002 Jan 1; 22(1):53-61.
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    53. Matsuzaki M, Ellis-Davies GC, Nemoto T, Miyashita Y, Iino M, Kasai H. Dendritic spine geometry is critical for AMPA receptor expression in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons. Nat Neurosci. 2001 Nov; 4(11):1086-92.
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    54. Kishimoto T, Liu TT, Ninomiya Y, Takagi H, Yoshioka T, Ellis-Davies GC, Miyashita Y, Kasai H. Ion selectivities of the Ca(2+) sensors for exocytosis in rat phaeochromocytoma cells. J Physiol. 2001 Jun 15; 533(Pt 3):627-37.
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    55. Maeda H, Ellis-Davies GC, Ito K, Miyashita Y, Kasai H. Supralinear Ca2+ signaling by cooperative and mobile Ca2+ buffering in Purkinje neurons. Neuron. 1999 Dec; 24(4):989-1002.
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    56. Takahashi N, Kadowaki T, Yazaki Y, Ellis-Davies GC, Miyashita Y, Kasai H. Post-priming actions of ATP on Ca2+-dependent exocytosis in pancreatic beta cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999 Jan 19; 96(2):760-5.
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    57. DelPrincipe F, Egger M, Ellis-Davies GC, Niggli E. Two-photon and UV-laser flash photolysis of the Ca2+ cage, dimethoxynitrophenyl-EGTA-4. Cell Calcium. 1999 Jan; 25(1):85-91.
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    58. Fleet A, Ellis-Davies G, Bolsover S. Calcium buffering capacity of neuronal cell cytosol measured by flash photolysis of calcium buffer NP-EGTA. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1998 Sep 29; 250(3):786-90.
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    59. Wilding M, Wright EM, Patel R, Ellis-Davies G, Whitaker M. Local perinuclear calcium signals associated with mitosis-entry in early sea urchin embryos. J Cell Biol. 1996 Oct; 135(1):191-9.
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    60. Ellis-Davies GC, Kleyman TR, Kaplan JH. Photolabile amiloride derivatives as cation site probes of the Na,K-ATPase. J Biol Chem. 1996 Apr 26; 271(17):10353-8.
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    61. Parsons TD, Ellis-Davies GC, Almers W. Millisecond studies of calcium-dependent exocytosis in pituitary melanotrophs: comparison of the photolabile calcium chelators nitrophenyl-EGTA and DM-nitrophen. Cell Calcium. 1996 Mar; 19(3):185-92.
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    62. Ellis-Davies GC, Kaplan JH, Barsotti RJ. Laser photolysis of caged calcium: rates of calcium release by nitrophenyl-EGTA and DM-nitrophen. Biophys J. 1996 Feb; 70(2):1006-16.
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    63. Zimmermann B, Somlyo AV, Ellis-Davies GC, Kaplan JH, Somlyo AP. Kinetics of prephosphorylation reactions and myosin light chain phosphorylation in smooth muscle. Flash photolysis studies with caged calcium and caged ATP. J Biol Chem. 1995 Oct 13; 270(41):23966-74.
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    64. Eisenrauch A, Juhaszova M, Ellis-Davies GC, Kaplan JH, Bamberg E, Blaustein MP. Electrical currents generated by a partially purified Na/Ca exchanger from lobster muscle reconstituted into liposomes and adsorbed on black lipid membranes: activation by photolysis of Ca2+. J Membr Biol. 1995 May; 145(2):151-64.
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    65. Valdivia HH, Kaplan JH, Ellis-Davies GC, Lederer WJ. Rapid adaptation of cardiac ryanodine receptors: modulation by Mg2+ and phosphorylation. Science. 1995 Mar 31; 267(5206):1997-2000.
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    66. Ellis-Davies GC, Kaplan JH. Nitrophenyl-EGTA, a photolabile chelator that selectively binds Ca2+ with high affinity and releases it rapidly upon photolysis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1994 Jan 4; 91(1):187-91.
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    67. Ellis-Davies GC, Kaplan JH. Modification of lysine 501 in Na,K-ATPase reveals coupling between cation occupancy and changes in the ATP binding domain. J Biol Chem. 1993 Jun 5; 268(16):11622-7.
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    68. Lenart TD, Allen TS, Barsotti RJ, Ellis-Davies GC, Kaplan JH, Franzini-Armstrong C, Goldman YE. Mechanics and structure of cross-bridges during contractions initiated by photolysis of caged Ca2+. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1993; 332:475-86; discussion 487.
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    69. McCray JA, Fidler-Lim N, Ellis-Davies GC, Kaplan JH. Rate of release of Ca2+ following laser photolysis of the DM-nitrophen-Ca2+ complex. Biochemistry. 1992 Sep 22; 31(37):8856-61.
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    70. Ellis-Davies GC, Kaplan JH. Binding of Na+ ions to the Na,K-ATPase increases the reactivity of an essential residue in the ATP binding domain. J Biol Chem. 1990 Nov 25; 265(33):20570-6.
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    71. Näbauer M, Ellis-Davies GC, Kaplan JH, Morad M. Modulation of Ca2+ channel selectivity and cardiac contraction by photorelease of Ca2+. Am J Physiol. 1989 Mar; 256(3 Pt 2):H916-20.
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    72. Grell E, Lewitzki E, Ruf H, Bamberg E, Ellis-Davies GC, Kaplan JH, de Weer P. Caged-Ca2+: a new agent allowing liberation of free Ca2+ in biological systems by photolysis. Cell Mol Biol. 1989; 35(5):515-22.
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    73. Kaplan JH, Ellis-Davies GC. Photolabile chelators for the rapid photorelease of divalent cations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1988 Sep; 85(17):6571-5.
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