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Dynamic Light Scattering Analysis to Dissect Intermediates of SNARE-Mediated Membrane Fusion

  • Byoungjae Kong
  • Yoosoo Yang
  • Dae-Hyuk KweonEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1860)


Dynamic light scattering (DLS) spectroscopy provides rapid information on the size distribution of a large number of particles in a mixture. Vesicle sizes change during the merger of lipid bilayers, and DLS analysis can provide rapid, accurate, and non-perturbative quantification of the size distribution of proteoliposomes in SNARE-dependent membrane fusion. In this chapter, we describe the methodologies and reagents used for DLS spectroscopy in a biochemical and biophysical study of SNARE-mediated membrane fusion.

Key words

Dynamic light scattering SNARE Membrane fusion Size distribution 



This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) of the Korean Government (2017R1A2B2010292, 2017R1A6A1A03015642, and NRF-2017R1A2B2008211), and the KIST Young Fellow Program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Integrative Biotechnology, College of Biotechnology and BioengineeringSungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Biomedical Research InstituteKorea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)SeoulRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Division for Bio-Medical Science and TechnologyKIST School, Korea University of Science and TechnologySeoulRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.Biomedical Institute for ConvergenceSungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonRepublic of Korea

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