Tracking protein aggregation and mislocalization in cells with flow cytometry

Yasmin M Ramdzan, Saskia Polling, Cheryl P Z Chia, Ivan Hong Wee Ng, Angelique R Ormsby, Nathan Paul Croft, Anthony Wayne Purcell, Marie Ann Bogoyevitch, Dominic CH Ng, Paul A Gleeson, Daniel Martin Hatters

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We applied pulse-shape analysis (PulSA) to monitor protein localization changes in mammalian cells by flow cytometry. PulSA enabled high-throughput tracking of protein aggregation, translocation from the cytoplasm to the nucleus and trafficking from the plasma membrane to the Golgi as well as stress-granule formation. Combining PulSA with tetracysteine-based oligomer sensors in a cell model of Huntington s disease enabled further separation of cells enriched with monomers, oligomers and inclusion bodies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467 - 470
Number of pages4
JournalNature Methods
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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