Application of flow cytometry to analyze intracellular location and trafficking of cargo in cell populations.
Wei Hong Toh, Fiona J Houghton, Pei Zhi Cheryl Chia, Yasmin M Ramdzan, Danny M Hatters, Paul A Gleeson
Methods Mol Biol | Published : 2015
Pulse shape analysis (PulSA) is a flow cytometry-based method that involves the measurement of the pulse width and height of a fluorescently labeled molecule simultaneously, enabling a multidimensional analysis of protein localization in a cell at high speed and throughput. We have used the method to detect morphological changes in organelles such as Golgi fragmentation, track protein trafficking from the cell surface, and also discriminate cells with different target protein localizations such as the Golgi, lyso-endosomal network, and the plasma membrane. Here, we describe the basic experimental setup and analytical methods for performing PulSA to examine membrane trafficking processes. We ..View full abstract