Tracking Extracellular Vesicles Delivery and RNA Translation Using Multiplexed Reporters

  • Anthony Yan-Tang Wu
  • Charles Pin-Kuang LaiEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1660)


Elucidating extracellular vesicle (EV; e.g., exosomes, microvesicles) delivery and translation of its RNA cargo with an accurate spatiotemporal resolution is critical in helping understand EV’s role under normal and pathological conditions. We here describe a multiplexed fluorescent and bioluminescent reporter strategy to simultaneously monitor and quantify EV delivery, as well as EV-RNA translation in EV-recipient cells.

Key words

Extracellular vesicles Exosomes Microvesicles Fluorescent proteins Fluorescence-activated cell sorting Bioluminescence Gaussia luciferase RNA translation 



This work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan (MOST), Taiwan (MOST 104-2320-B-007-005-MY2, C.P.L), and United States NIH grants CA069246 (Xandra O. Breakefield, Bakhos A. Tannous, and Ralph Weissleder), U19CA179563 (X.O.B and Thorsten R. Mempel), Voices Against Brain Cancer (X.O.B. and C.P.L.), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR; C.P.L.).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony Yan-Tang Wu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Charles Pin-Kuang Lai
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Biomedical EngineeringNational Tsing Hua UniversityHsinchuTaiwan
  2. 2.Institute of Atomic and Molecular SciencesTaipeiTaiwan

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