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A Plasmon-Enhanced Fluorescence Protein Microchip with High-Sensitivity for Multiple Islet Autoantibodies Measurements in Autoimmune Diabetes Diagnosis

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Correct classification diagnosis of diabetes is critical for timely and appropriate treatment, which partially depends on the multiple islet autoantibodies measurement and combined analysis. This study reports plasmon-enhanced fluorescence protein microchip method, a fast, high-throughput, and high sensitive method, to measure circulating islet autoantibodies. This method can achieve islet autoantibodies combined analysis within a few hours by using a few microliters of serum. Combined islet autoantibodies analysis improved discriminatory ability, especially the diagnostic sensitivity. Furthermore, by applying this method, we found 4 out of 6 diabetes atypical patients who were clinically highly suspected of having autoimmune diabetes but had a negative result of glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody and insulinoma-associated protein 2 antibody by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay were positive at least 1 out of 4 islet autoantibodies, largely reducing the rate of missed diagnosis of autoimmune diabetes and further validating its clinical value. This study shows the great clinical potentials of plasmon-enhanced fluorescence protein microchips.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 2018

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