Journal article

Development of a novel, quantitative protein microarray platform for the multiplexed serological analysis of autoantibodies to cancer-testis antigens

Natasha Beeton-Kempen, Jessica Duarte, Aubrey Shoko, Jean-Michel Serufuri, Thomas John, Jonathan Cebon, Jonathan Blackburn

International Journal of Cancer | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2014

Abstract

The cancer-testis antigens are a group of unrelated proteins aberrantly expressed in various cancers in adult somatic tissues. This aberrant expression can trigger spontaneous immune responses, a phenomenon exploited for the development of disease markers and therapeutic vaccines. However, expression levels often vary amongst patients presenting the same cancer type, and these antigens are therefore unlikely to be individually viable as diagnostic or prognostic markers. Nevertheless, patterns of antigen expression may provide correlates of specific cancer types and disease progression. Herein, we describe the development of a novel, readily customizable cancer-testis antigen microarray platf..

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