Use of the pH-sensitive dye BCECF to study pH regulation in cultured human kidney proximal tubule cells

J. A. Bergman, J. A. McAteer, A. P. Evan, M. Soleimani

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This protocol describes the use of the pH-sensitive, intracellularly trapped dye 2′,7′-bis (2-carboxyethyl), 5 (and -6) carboxyfluorescein (BCECF), to characterize the pH regulating mechanisms in cultured human kidney proximal tubule cells. This is a reliable method for intracellular pH measurements and is applicable to single cells, cell suspensions, and confluent cultures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of tissue culture methods: Tissue Culture Association manual of cell, tissue, and organ culture procedures
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1991



  • NH(Formula presented.)
  • cell culture
  • human kidney
  • pH
  • proximal tubule

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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