Multiplex bioassaying of cancer proteins and biomacromolecules: Nanotechnological, structural and technical perspectives

Karimzadeh Z., Hasanzadeh M., IŞILDAK İ. , Khalilzadeh B.

International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, vol.165, pp.3020-3039, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 165
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.10.191
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
  • Page Numbers: pp.3020-3039


© 2020 Elsevier B.V.Since the specific proteins (carbohydrate antigens, ligands and interleukins) get raised up in body tissue or fluids in cancer cases, early detection of them will provide an effective treatment and survival rate. Sensitive and accurate determination of multiple cancer proteins can be engaged in chorus by simultaneous/multiplex detection in the biomedical fields. Bioassaying technology is one of the non-invasive, high-sensitive, and economical methods. Currently, extensive application of nanomaterial (biocompatible polymers, metallic and metal oxide) in bioassays resulted in ultra-high sensitive and selective diagnosis. This review article focuses on types of multiplex bioassays for delicate and specific determination of cancer proteins for diagnostic aims. It also covers two modes of multiplex bioassays as multi labeled bioassays and spatially-separated test zones (multi-electrode mode). In this review, the nanotechnological, structural, and technical perspectives in the multiplex analysis of cancer proteins were discussed. Finally, the use of different types of nanomaterials, polysaccharides, biopolymers and their advantages in signal amplification are discussed.