Sol-gel integrated protein microarray for high-resolution signal readout of psa (prostate specific antigen) in clinical samples
Lee SW., Ahn JY., Järås K., Lilja H., Jo MJ., Jung CY., Jeong OC., Kim SY., Laurell T.
In this study, we demonstrate a new protein microarray technology for highly sensitive detection of PSA (prostate caser specific antigen) in scrum samples. Using the optically active sol-gel nanocomposites, which can hold capturing probes in native and surface morphology tailored porous silicon, purified PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) in human female serum was assessed by FlTC-antiPSA in broad dynamic range of the sandwich (1 pg/mL to Ing/mL). Additionally, we tested reverse phase assay using our developed system, which purified PSA imbedded in sol-gel and FITC labeled its counter antibody was accessed. Dynamic range was 60 fg/mL to 6ng/mL. Our concept can allow the measurement oflow amount of PSA at pg/ml range and thus, it is possible to do relative quantification for marker protein as well.