Biochips that sequentially capture and focus antigens for immunoaffinity MALDI-TOF MS: a new tool for biomarker verification.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Proteomics, Volume 10, Issue 21, p.3922-7 (2010)


2010, Acetonitriles, ANTIGENS, Biological Markers, Breast Neoplasms, Center-Authored Paper, Disulfides, Female, Humans, Immunoassay, Prealbumin, Protein Array Analysis, Protein Isoforms, Proteomics Core Facility, Public Health Sciences Division, Reproducibility of Results, Shared Resources, Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization


A novel approach to immunoaffinity MS is described wherein antibodies are appended to a patterned gold Biochip surface. The Biochip surface is patterned with an array of concentric immunocapture zones composed of highly hydrophilic central zones surrounded by moderately hydrophilic zones that reside on a non-wetting background, with protein attachment via electrochemically cleavable linkers. After linker cleavage, matrix application forms a discrete spot suitable for MALDI-TOF-MS. Use of the Biochip to purify transthyretin from human serum allowed a distinct resolution of four disulfide conjugates and one truncated form isoforms with good mass resolution and sensitivity.