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A novel peptide microarray for protein detection and analysis utilizing a dry peptide array system

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A novel dry peptide microarray system has been constructed that affords a practical solution for protein detection and analysis. This system is an array preparation and assay procedure under dry conditions that uses designed peptides as non-immobilized capture agents for the detection of proteins. The system has several advantages that include its portability and ease-of-use, as well as the fact that vaporization of sample solutions need not be considered. In this study, various proteins have been characterized with an α-helical peptide mini-library. When proteins were added to the peptide library array, the fluorescent peptides showed different fluorescent intensities depending on their sequences. The patterns of these responses could be regarded as ‘protein fingerprints’ (PFPs), which are sufficient to establish the identities of the target proteins. Furthermore, statistical analysis of the resulting PFPs was performed using cluster analysis. The PFPs of the proteins were clustered successfully depending on their families and binding properties. Additionally, the target protein was characterized using a nanolitre system and could be detected down to 1.2 fmol. These studies imply that the dry peptide array system is a promising tool for detecting and analyzing target proteins. The dry peptide array will play a role in development of high-throughput protein-detecting nano/micro arrays for proteomics and ligand screening studies.

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The article was received on 10 Oct 2005, accepted on 30 Nov 2005 and first published on 23 Dec 2005


Article type: Method
DOI: 10.1039/B514263F
Citation: Mol. BioSyst., 2006,2, 113-121
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    A novel peptide microarray for protein detection and analysis utilizing a dry peptide array system

    K. Usui, K. Tomizaki, T. Ohyama, K. Nokihara and H. Mihara, Mol. BioSyst., 2006, 2, 113
    DOI: 10.1039/B514263F

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