Novel diagnostic microarray assay formats towards comprehensive on-site analysis
2009 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Advances in molecular methods for analyzing DNA, RNA and proteins in humans as well as in other animals, plants, fungi, bacteria or viruses have greatly increased the resolution with which we can study life’s complexity and dynamics on earth. While genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic laboratory tools for molecular diagnosis of disease are rapidly becoming more comprehensive, the access to such advanced yet often expensive and centralized procedures is limited. There is a great need for rapid and comprehensive diagnostic methods in low-resource settings or contexts where a person can not or will not go to a hospital or medical laboratory, yet where a clinical analysis is urgent.
In this thesis, results from development and characterization of novel technologies for DNA and protein microarray analysis are presented. Emphasis is on methods that could provide rapid, cost-effective and portable analysis with convenient readout and retained diagnostic accuracy. The first study presents a magnetic bead-based approach for DNA microarray analysis for a rapid visual detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms. In the second work, magnetic beads were used as detection reagents for rapid differential detection of presence of pestiviral family members using a DNA oligonucleotide microarray with read-out by means of a tabletop scanner or a digital camera. In paper three, autoimmune responses from human sera were detected on a protein autoantigen microarray, again by means of magnetic bead analysis. Here, special emphasis was made in comprehensively comparing the performance of the magnetic bead detection to common fluorescence-based detection. In the fourth study, an immunochromatographic lateral flow protein microarray assay is presented for application in the classification of contagious pleuropneumonia from bovine serum samples. The analysis could be performed within 10 minutes using a table top scanner, and the performance of the assay was shown to be comparable to that of a cocktail ELISA. In the fifth paper, the lateral flow microarray framework is investigated in further detail by means of experiments and numerical simulation. It was found that downstream effects play an important role, and the results further suggest that the downstream binding profiles may find use in simple affinity evaluation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH , 2009. , xii, 90 p.
Trita-BIO-Report, ISSN 1654-2312 ; 2009:18
magnetic microbeads, gold nanobeads, microarrays, lateral flow, on-site diagnosis, SNPs, pestivirus, autoimmunity, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, comsol multiphysics, finite element method
Microbiology Medical Biotechnology (with a focus on Cell Biology (including Stem Cell Biology), Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or Biopharmacy)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-11221ISBN: 978-91-7415-416-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-11221DiVA: diva2:242252
2009-10-23, FR4 Oskar Klein, AlbaNova Universitetscentrum, Roslagstullsbacken, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
Wingren, Christer, Ass. professor
Andersson-Svahn, Helene, Professor
QC 201007132009-10-072009-10-072011-11-23Bibliographically approved
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