Protein Arrays II: Antigen Arrays
Antigen arrays are fabricated using various antigens such as DNA, histones, synthetic peptides, recombinant proteins, or cell extracts to detect autoantibodies in autoimmune diseases, alloantibodies in transplantation, drug-induced antibodies or cancer-induced antibodies in blood or cell culture supernatant. In this protocol, we will provide a step-by-step executable procedure to perform antigen arrays, including antigen preparation and printing, blocking, sample loading, array detection, imaging, and data analysis.
Key wordsAntigen arrays Autoantibody profiling Biomarker
This work was partly supported by a grant from the Lupus Research Institute to T.W. and a startup fund from the University of Houston to T.W.
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