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TitleReal-time detection of antigen-antibody reactions by imaging ellipsometry
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsChamritski, I., Clarkson M.T., Franklin J., and Li S.W.
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Pagination667 - 671
Date Published2007
ISSN00049425 (ISSN)
KeywordsAntigen-antibody reactions, Biomolecules, Biotin-labelled antibody, Carboxy-alkyl monolayers, Ellipsometry, enzyme immobilization, Imaging ellipsometry, Immunological reactions, Langmuir adsorption equation, Microarrays, Mole fraction, Proteins, Real time systems, Silicon
AbstractIn the field of proteomics the quantification of the affinity of an antibody to its partners and the evaluation of its specific binding is an important issue. With an imaging ellipsometer the interaction of an antibody with immobilized antigens on a model microarray is observed in a time-resolved and label-free manner. Imaging ellipsometry was developed for real-time monitoring of the biomolecule interaction between an antigen in solution and an antibody immobilized on a silicon surface. Proteins were immobilized by the formation of carboxy-alkyl monolayers on silicon substrates, where a biotin-labelled antibody was immobilized by a biotin?streptavidin linkage. Anti-human IgG bound specifically to human antibody and protein A, similarly anti-goat IgG bound to goat antibody. No binding was observed between anti-rabbit IgG and goat antibody. All stages of the formation of the antigen?antibody complex were imaged by imaging ellipsometry. By monitoring changes in y, the mole fraction ? of the antigen?antibody binding was determined. Immunological reactions of two different antigen?antibody combinations were fitted by the Langmuir adsorption equation, and affinity constants for two reactions were calculated. © CSIRO 2007.

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