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A Size Exclusion Chromatography Technique to Purify Mycobacterial Extracellular Vesicles

This video demonstrates the size exclusion chromatography (SEC) technique for purifying bacterial extracellular vesicles (EVs) from the culture filtrate of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). The technique utilizes a porous resin-packed column to obtain purified fractions of EVs. The porous particles selectively allow smaller proteins to enter the pores, resulting in slower elution. At the same time, EVs are excluded from entering the pores due to their larger size and are eluted first.

1. Preparation of crude Mtb EV concentrate

NOTE: For detailed procedures on the cultivation of Mtb and preparation of culture filtrate protein (CFP), see References. It is recommended that bacterial culture media is free from growth supplements with EV-containing or proteinaceous components, such as Oleic Albumin Dextrose Catalase (OADC), and detergents such as Tween. It is also recommended that the bacterial culture's quality and harvested CFP be screened t.......

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