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|Title:||Investigating cellular signaling reactions in single attoliter vesicles|
|Source:||Pick, H., Schmidt, E.L., Tairi, A.-P., Ilegems, E., Hovius, R., Vogel, H. (2005-03-09). Investigating cellular signaling reactions in single attoliter vesicles. Journal of the American Chemical Society 127 (9) : 2908-2912. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja044605x|
|Abstract:||Understanding cellular signaling mediated by cell surface receptors is key to modern biomedical research and drug development. The discovery of a growing number of potential molecular targets and therapeutic compounds requires downscaling and accelerated functional screening. Receptor-mediated cellular responses are typically investigated on single cells or cell populations. Here, we show how to monitor cellular signaling reactions at a yet unreached miniaturization level. On the basis of our observations, cytochalasin induces mammalian cells to extrude from their plasma membrane submicrometer-sized native vesicles. They comprise functional cell surface receptors correctly exposing their extracellular ligand binding sites on the outer vesicle surface and retaining cytosolic proteins in the vesicle interior. As a prototypical example, ligand binding to the ionotropic 5-HT3 receptor and subsequent transmembrane Ca2+ signaling were monitored in single attoliter vesicles. Thus, native vesicles are the smallest autonomous containers capable of performing cellular signaling reactions under physiological conditions. Because a single cell delivers about 50 native vesicles, which can be isolated and addressed as individuals, our concept allows multiple functional analyses of individual cells having a limited availability and opens new vistas for miniaturized bioanalytics. © 2005 American Chemical Society.|
|Source Title:||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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