Detection of Migrasomes

  • Yang Chen
  • Ying Li
  • Liang Ma
  • Li YuEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1749)


The migrasome is a newly discovered, migration-dependent membrane-bound cellular organelle. It functions in the active release of intracellular contents into the external environment and in cell–cell communications. Migrasomes have characteristic morphological features compared with intracellular organelles and extracellular vesicles. This unit describes methods for visualizing migrasomes by fluorescence microscopy and electron microscopy.

Key words

Migration Migracytosis Migrasome Cell–cell communication Fluorescence microscopy Transmission electron microscopy Fibronectin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Membrane Biology, Tsinghua University-Peking University Joint Center for Life Sciences, School of Life SciencesTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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