How to visualize the ECM?
Specifically, I'd like to look at changes in HA (hyaluronic acid) production. Most often you only see people staining the cell surface or removing cells from culture for fixation and then imaging. Does anyone know how to analyze the ECM (extracellular matrix) and proteoglycans that surround a cell if you're looking to see if a condition may be changing the way a cell remodels it's ECM? Is it even possible with some fluorescent tags?