Detection of Migrasomes
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 wordsMigration Migracytosis Migrasome Cell–cell communication Fluorescence microscopy Transmission electron microscopy Fibronectin