Unit

UNIT 27.1 Overview of Protein Microarrays

  1. F.X. Reymond Sutandy1,
  2. Jiang Qian2,3,
  3. Chien-Sheng Chen1,
  4. Heng Zhu3,4,5

Published Online: 1 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/0471140864.ps2701s72

Current Protocols in Protein Science

Current Protocols in Protein Science

How to Cite

Sutandy, F. R., Qian, J., Chen, C.-S. and Zhu, H. 2013. Overview of Protein Microarrays. Current Protocols in Protein Science. 72:27.1:27.1.1–27.1.16.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Graduate Institute of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan

  2. 2

    Department of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

  3. 3

    The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

  4. 4

    Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

  5. 5

    High-Throughput Biology Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: APR 2013

Abstract

Protein microarray technology is an emerging field that provides a versatile platform for the characterization of hundreds of thousands of proteins in a highly parallel and high-throughput manner. Protein microarrays are composed of two major classes: analytical and functional. In addition, tissue or cell lysates can also be fractionated and spotted on a slide to form a reverse-phase protein microarray. Applications of protein microarrays, especially functional protein microarrays, have flourished over the past decade as the fabrication technology has matured. In this unit, advances in protein microarray technologies are reviewed, and then a series of examples are presented to illustrate the applications of analytical and functional protein microarrays in both basic and clinical research. Relevant areas of research include the detection of various binding properties of proteins, the study of protein post-translational modifications, the analysis of host-microbe interactions, profiling antibody specificity, and the identification of biomarkers in autoimmune diseases. Curr. Protoc. Protein Sci. 72:27.1.1-27.1.16. © 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keywords:

  • protein microarrays;
  • PTM;
  • biomarker;
  • network;
  • systems biology