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Validation of a Novel One-Step Tissue Fixation Chemistry That Preserves Phosphoproteins and Histomorphology

  George Mason University Poster Presentation for the National Cancer Institute’s 15th Annual IMAT Principle Investigators Meeting, November 13-15, 2014. Unmet need: A significant and underappreciated issue is the fact that excised tissue is alive and reacting to ex vivo stress [1]. During this “cold ischemia time” cells within the tissue react and adapt to the absence … Continued

Multiplex Microarrays: The Next Generation ELISA

The hallmark of chronic diseases is the production of highly specific autoantibodies (1,2).  These autoantibodies are increasingly measured to guide clinical decision making.    The goal of these measurements is to define intracellular signal pathway activation profiles. These profiles can be integrated with clinical information to generate “biosignatures” for individual patients, the goal of which is personalized … Continued

U1 snRNP and Smith Antigens in Autoimmune Diagnostics

We are pleased to present a recent talk by Grace Bio-Labs Scientist Kevin Carman.       Summary: U1 snRNP and Smith antigen auto-antibodies are important markers in several autoimmune disorders. Auto-antibodies against these extractable nuclear antigens (ENA’s) are commonly used as clinical diagnostic criteria for Sjorgen’s Syndrome, SLE, and MCTD.

A Systems Approach to Quantitative Multiplexed RPPA

A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO QUANTITATIVE MULTIPLEXED RPPA’S Presented by: Michael A. Shultz, PhD  RPPA Workshop in Kobe, Japan November, 2013 Porous nitrocellulose film (PNC) is the substrate of choice for RPPA largely because of its extraordinarily high protein binding capacity, which can exceed non-porous planar counterparts by 500X.

Beating Background Fluorescence on Nitrocellulose Film-Slides

Near Infrared Detection with Porous Nitrocellulose Films Improves Sensitivity for Protein Arrays. Despite some clear performance advantages of porous nitrocellulose Film-Slides for protein arrays, one objection to their use is the inherent fluorescence background detected on most scanners when using popular organic dyes with visible emission wavelengths (500-650 nm). However, fluorescence detection in near infrared … Continued

Optimized Blocking Of Porous Nitrocellulose Films For Sensitive Protein Microarrays

Michael A. Shultz, Aki Ohdera, Jason MacManiman, Charles M. McGrath. Grace Bio-Labs, Inc.   ABSTRACT Super G Blocking Buffer was developed to produce low backgrounds in assays using nitrocellulose film-slides.  Using this blocking reagent in combination with ONCYTE® SuperNOVA Film-slides, we achieved an order of magnitude greater sensitivity in a cytokine microarray assay than with … Continued

Conserve Reagents with Miniature Western Blot Reaction Chambers

SecureSeal Hybridization Chambers were originally developed to perform hybridizations on specimens affixed to glass slides or to perform microarray incubations with limited volumes (SecureSeal References). The peel- and- stick adhesive chambers can be created in various sizes to accommodate different samples, including partial membrane blots from protein mini-gels (shown here).  Recently we have investigated the … Continued

Protein Staining Nitrocellulose using SYPRO® Ruby

Reverse phase protein arrays (RPPA) offer great promise for the identification and analysis of critical biomarkers for disease states in patient samples and for high-throughput drug screening using cultured cell systems.  Porous nitrocellulose (NC) film slides continue to be the preferred substrate for RPPA due to their high protein binding capacity and many functional advantages. … Continued

Multiplex Protein Arrays with Quantum Dots

Multiplexed protein arrays offer significant advantages for diagnostics over monoplex assays such as ELISA’s. For multiplex detection, fluorescence is the label of choice, offering rapid and sensitive detection and large dynamic range in addition to the ability to separate signals from multiple fluors.While porous nitrocellulose (NC) film slides are an excellent substrate for protein arrays … Continued