Articles by Jerry Zhou in JoVE
Colorectal Cancer Cell Surface Protein Profiling Using an Antibody Microarray and Fluorescence Multiplexing Jerry Zhou1, Larissa Belov1, Michael J. Solomon2, Charles Chan3, Stephen J. Clarke4, Richard I. Christopherson1 1School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney, 2Department of Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, 3Department of Anatomical Pathology, Department of Anatomical Pathology, 4Department of Medicine, Concord Repatriation General Hospital We described a procedure for the disaggregation of colorectal cancer (CRC) to produce viable single cells, which are then captured on customized antibody microarrays recognizing surface antigens (DotScan CRC microarray). Sub-populations of cells bound to the microarray can be profiled by fluorescence multiplexing using monoclonal antibodies tagged with fluorescent dyes.
Other articles by Jerry Zhou on PubMed
Surface Antigen Profiling of Colorectal Cancer Using Antibody Microarrays with Fluorescence Multiplexing Journal of Immunological Methods. Apr, 2010 | Pubmed ID: 20156443 A procedure is described for the disaggregation of colorectal cancers (CRC) and normal intestinal mucosal tissues to produce suspensions of viable single cells, which are then captured on customized antibody microarrays recognising 122 different surface antigens (DotScan CRC microarray). Cell binding patterns recorded by optical scanning of microarrays provide a surface profile of antigens on the cells. Sub-populations of cells bound on the microarray can be profiled by fluorescence multiplexing using monoclonal antibodies tagged with Quantum Dots or other fluorescent dyes. Surface profiles are presented for 6 CRC cell lines (T84, LIM1215, SW480, HT29, CaCo and SW620) and surgical samples from 40 CRC patients. Statistical analysis revealed significant differences between profiles for CRC samples and mucosal controls. Hierarchical clustering of CRC data identified several disease clusters that showed some correlation with clinico-pathological stage as determined by conventional histopathological analysis. Fluorescence multiplexing using Phycoerythrin- or Alexa Fluor 647-conjugated antibodies was more effective than multiplexing with antibodies labelled with Quantum Dots. This relatively simple method yields a large amount of information for each patient sample and, with further application, should provide disease signatures and enable the identification of patients with good or poor prognosis.
Cell Surface Markers in Colorectal Cancer Prognosis International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2010 | Pubmed ID: 21339979 The classification of colorectal cancers (CRC) is currently based largely on histologically determined tumour characteristics, such as differentiation status and tumour stage, i.e., depth of tumour invasion, involvement of regional lymph nodes and the occurrence of metastatic spread to other organs. These are the conventional prognostic factors for patient survival and often determine the requirement for adjuvant therapy after surgical resection of the primary tumour. However, patients with the same CRC stage can have very different disease-related outcomes. For some, surgical removal of early-stage tumours leads to full recovery, while for others, disease recurrence and metastasis may occur regardless of adjuvant therapy. It is therefore important to understand the molecular processes that lead to disease progression and metastasis and to find more reliable prognostic markers and novel targets for therapy. This review focuses on cell surface proteins that correlate with tumour progression, metastasis and patient outcome, and discusses some of the challenges in finding prognostic protein markers in CRC.