Surface profiling of extracellular vesicles from plasma or ascites fluid using DotScan antibody microarrays Chapter uri icon

Book Title

  • Serum/Plasma Proteomics


  • DotScan antibody microarrays were initially developed for the extensive surface profiling of live leukemia and lymphoma cells. DotScan's diagnostic capability was validated with an extensive clinical trial using mononuclear cells from the blood or bone marrow of leukemia or lymphoma patients. DotScan has also been used for the profiling of surface proteins on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from patients with HIV, liver disease, and stable and progressive B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Fluorescence multiplexing allowed the simultaneous profiling of cancer cells and leukocytes from disaggregated colorectal and melanoma tumor biopsies after capture on DotScan. In this chapter, we have used DotScan for the surface profiling of extracellular vesicles (EV) recovered from conditioned growth medium of cancer cell lines and the blood of patients with CLL. The detection of captured EV was performed by enhanced chemiluminescence (ECL) using biotinylated antibodies that recognized antigens expressed on the surface of the EV subset of interest. DotScan was also used to profile EV from the blood of healthy individuals and the ascites fluid of ovarian cancer patients. DotScan binding patterns of EV from human plasma and other body fluids may yield diagnostic or prognostic signatures for monitoring the incidence, treatment, and progression of cancers.


  • Belov, L
  • Hallal, S
  • Matic, K
  • Zhou, J
  • Wissmueller, S
  • Ahmed, N
  • Tanjil, S
  • Mulligan, SP
  • Best, OG
  • Simpson, Richard
  • Christopherson, RI

publication date

  • 2017


  • 2nd