On-line Immunassay of a Cardiac Biomarker in Serum Using a Polyester-Toner Microfluidic Device
폴리에스터-토너 마이크로 유체칩을 이용한 칩 상에서의 혈장에 있는 심장질환 생체지표 면역분석법
- 자연과학대학 화학부
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- 서울대학교 대학원
- Polyester-toner microchip; microfluidic immunoassay; C-reactive protein; cleavable tag immunoassay
- 학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 대학원 : 화학부, 2013. 2. 정두수.
- An on-line immunoassay to detect C-reactive protein (CRP) was performed using a polyester-toner (PT) microfluidic device. CRP is a highly conserved plasma protein responding to inflammation and is used for clinical purposes to diagnose an inflammatory state. For rapid analysis and specific interactions in immunoassays, extensive studies using microfluidic chips have been carried out. Recently, a simple technique to fabricate a disposable PT microchip based on a direct printing process was developed and several applications were introduced. One major drawback of the PT microchip, however, is the poor separation performance due to the quality of the microfluidic structures. This problem for a PT microchip can be overcome using a cleavable tag immunoassay, which requires minimal separation performance. After analytes are conjugated onto antibodies which are immobilized on the surface of microbeads placed on the PT microchip, a second group of fluorescently tagged antibodies is added and complexed with the analytes. The tag is then cleaved and the solution containing the cleaved tag is analyzed by electrophoresis. The time needed for the complete analysis to be carried out on a PT microchip was less than 35 min. The dynamic range of the CRP in 10-fold diluted serum was 0.3 to 20 mg/L and the limit of detection was about 0.3 mg/L, which demonstrated the possibility of a quantitative analysis of CRP in serum in clinical trials.