Profiling of Cytokine and Chemokine Responses Using Multiplex Bead Array Technology

  • Greg Harris
  • Wangxue Chen
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1061)


Multiplex bead array technology expands upon the principles of the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay by allowing the simultaneous quantification of a large number of cytokines and chemokines within a single sample. This allows for the researcher more freedom to investigate complex immune responses both in vivo and in vitro. Here we describe the detailed assay protocol and technical tips for simultaneous quantification of multiple cytokines and chemokines in mouse biological fluids such as sera, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, tissue homogenate supernatant, and tissue culture supernatant, using a multiplex bead array assay.

Key words

Multiplex assay Cytokine Chemokine Bead array Immunoassay Luminex 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Greg Harris
    • 1
  • Wangxue Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Health Therapeutics PortfolioNational Research Council CanadaOttawaCanada

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