Study of Cell Degranulation with Simultaneous Microscope Imaging and Capillary Electrophoresis
Abstract:The physical release of single granules from individual rat peritoneal mast cells (RPMCs) was monitored by video recording of the degranulating cells by a high-resolution charge-coupled device (CCD) microscope system. The bright granular core disappears from the image as the vesicular content is dissolved on contact with the extra-cellular fluid. After a fixed time delay, the exocytotic product, serotonin, was detected by capillary electrophoresis coupled with laser-induced native fluorescence (LINF-CE). The timing of the two events is mostly correlated, which supports a fast release mechanism of the granular products.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 1999
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