Molecular markers
Microarray variations
Antibody microarrays

Topic Completed: 1 July 2010

Revised: 15 February 2019

Copyright: 2008-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Antibody microarrays[TI]

Rodney E. Shackelford, D.O., Ph.D.
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Cite this page: Shackelford R. Antibody microarrays. website. Accessed September 19th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Different groups of antibodies may be attached to a solid matrix, allowing the microarray to be performed on solutions of proteins, such as cell lysates, urine, plasma or cerebrospinal fluid
  • This assay can be performed with many different variations
  • One common method uses the standard enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) protocol:
    1. Specific protein I solution is bound by a solid matrix attached antibody
    2. Washing
    3. Binding of a second detection antibody which binds the specific protein
    4. Washing
    5. Addition of a second antibody which has an attached reporter (a fluorophore or horse radish peroxidase [HRP] commonly)
    6. Washing
    7. Specific protein binding is detected via the addition of a HRP substrate or exposure to light wavelengths which cause the fluorophore to emit
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