Understanding the colloidal properties of extracellular vesicles (EVs) is key to advance fundamental knowledge in this field and to develop effective EV-based diagnostics, therapeutics and devices. Determination of size distribution and of colloidal stability of purified EVs resuspended in buffered media is a complex and challenging issue - because of the wide range of EV diameters (from 30 to 2000 nm), concentrations of interest and membrane properties, and the possible presence of co-isolated contaminants with similar size and densities, such as protein aggregates and fat globules - which is still waiting to be fully addressed. We report here a fully detailed protocol for accurate and robust determination of the size distribution and stability of EV samples which leverages a dedicated combination of Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) and Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS). The theoretical background, critical experimental steps and data analysis procedures are thoroughly presented and finally illustrated through the representative case study of EV formulations obtained from culture media of B16 melanoma cells, a murine tumor cell line used as a model for human skin cancers. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Size distribution of extracellular vesicles by optical correlation techniques / Montis, Costanza; Zendrini, Andrea; Valle, Francesco; Busatto, Sara; Paolini, Lucia; Radeghieri, Annalisa; Salvatore, Annalisa; Berti, Debora*; Bergese, Paolo. - In: COLLOIDS AND SURFACES. B, BIOINTERFACES. - ISSN 0927-7765. - STAMPA. - 158:(2017), pp. 331-338. [10.1016/j.colsurfb.2017.06.047]

Size distribution of extracellular vesicles by optical correlation techniques

Montis, Costanza;Salvatore, Annalisa;Berti, Debora
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2017

Abstract

Understanding the colloidal properties of extracellular vesicles (EVs) is key to advance fundamental knowledge in this field and to develop effective EV-based diagnostics, therapeutics and devices. Determination of size distribution and of colloidal stability of purified EVs resuspended in buffered media is a complex and challenging issue - because of the wide range of EV diameters (from 30 to 2000 nm), concentrations of interest and membrane properties, and the possible presence of co-isolated contaminants with similar size and densities, such as protein aggregates and fat globules - which is still waiting to be fully addressed. We report here a fully detailed protocol for accurate and robust determination of the size distribution and stability of EV samples which leverages a dedicated combination of Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) and Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS). The theoretical background, critical experimental steps and data analysis procedures are thoroughly presented and finally illustrated through the representative case study of EV formulations obtained from culture media of B16 melanoma cells, a murine tumor cell line used as a model for human skin cancers. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Montis, Costanza; Zendrini, Andrea; Valle, Francesco; Busatto, Sara; Paolini, Lucia; Radeghieri, Annalisa; Salvatore, Annalisa; Berti, Debora*; Bergese, Paolo
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