Filter Plate-Based Screening of MIP SPE Materials for Capture of the Biomarker Pro-Gastrin-Releasing Peptide.

Jagadeesan KK, Rossetti C, Abdel Qader A, Reubsaet L, Sellergren B, Laurell T, Ekström S

SLAS DISCOVERY: Advancing Life Sciences R&D 22 (10) 1253-1261 [2017-12-00; online 2017-01-31]

Affinity-based solid-phase extraction (SPE) is an attractive low-cost sample preparation strategy for biomarker analysis. Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) as affinity sorbents offer unique opportunities for affinity SPE, due to their low manufacturing cost and high robustness. A limitation is the prediction of their affinity; therefore, screening of analyte recovery and specificity within a large range of SPE conditions is important in order to ensure high-sensitivity detection and assay reproducibility. Here, a µ-SPE method for screening of the MIP-SPE materials using a commercial 384-well filter plate is presented. The method allows for rapid and automated screening using 10-30 µL of packed SPE sorbent per well and sample volumes in the range of 10-70 µL. This enables screening of many different SPE sorbents while simultaneously identifying optimal SPE conditions. In addition, the 384-well format also facilitates detection with a multitude of analytical platforms. Performance of the µ-MIP-SPE method was investigated using a series of MIPs designed to capture pro-gastrin-releasing peptide (ProGRP). Fractions coming from sample load, cartridge wash, and elution were collected and analyzed using mass spectrometry (MS). The top-performing MIPs were identified, together with proper SPE conditions.

Structural Proteomics [Service]

PubMed 28346098

DOI 10.1177/2472555216689494

Crossref 10.1177/2472555216689494

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