Quantitative spatio-temporal analysis of phagosome maturation in live cells


Phagocytosis and phagosome maturation are central processes to the development of the innate and adaptive immune response. Phagosome maturation is a continuous and dynamic process that occurs rapidly. In this chapter we describe fluorescence-based live cell imaging methods for the quantitative and temporal analysis of phagosome maturation of beads and M. tuberculosis as two phagocytic targets. We also describe simple protocols for monitoring phagosome maturation: the use of the acidotropic probe LysoTracker and analyzing the recruitment of EGFP-tagged host proteins by phagosomes.

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Volume 2692
Pages 187-207
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