Isolation of Breast cancer CTCs with multitargeted buoyant immunomicrobubbles.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Antibody; Breast cancer; CTC; EGFR; EpCAM; Microbubbles; Biomarkers, Tumor/metabolism; Breast Neoplasms/blood; Breast Neoplasms/pathology; Cell Line, Tumor Cell Separation/methods; Epithelial Cell Adhesion Molecule/metabolism; Female; Humans; Keratins/metabolism; MCF-7 Cells; Microbubbles; Neoplastic Cells, Circulating/metabolism; Neoplastic Cells, Circulating/pathology
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are extremely rare cells found in blood of metastatic cancer patients. There is a need for inexpensive technologies for fast enrichment of CTCs from large blood volumes. Previous data showed that antibody-conjugated lipid shell immuno-microbubbles (MBs) bind and isolate cells from biological fluids by flotation. Here, blood-stable MBs targeted to several surface markers for isolation of breast tumor cells were developed. MBs coated with anti-human EpCAM antibodies showed efficient binding of EpCAM
Wang, Guankui; Benasutti, Halli; Jones, Jessica F; Shi, Guixin; Benchimol, Michael; Pingle, Sandeep; Kesari, Santosh; Yeh, Yasan; Hsieh, Li-En; Liu, Yu-Tsueng; Elias, Anthony; and Simberg, Dmitri, "Isolation of Breast cancer CTCs with multitargeted buoyant immunomicrobubbles." (2018). Journal Articles and Abstracts. 89.