Label-free isolation of a prostate cancer cell among blood cells and the single-cell measurement of drug accumulation using an integrated microfluidic chip

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Author(s)

  • A. Khamenehfar
  • T. V. Beischlag
  • P. J. Russell
  • M. T.P. Ling
  • C. Nelson

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number064104
Journal / PublicationBiomicrofluidics
Volume9
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are found in the blood of patients with cancer. Although these cells are rare, they can provide useful information for chemotherapy. However, isolation of these rare cells from blood is technically challenging because they are small in numbers. An integrated microfluidic chip, dubbed CTC chip, was designed and fabricated for conducting tumor cell isolation. As CTCs usually show multidrug resistance (MDR), the effect of MDR inhibitors on chemotherapeutic drug accumulation in the isolated single tumor cell is measured. As a model of CTC isolation, human prostate cancer cells were mixed with mouse blood cells and the label-free isolation of the tumor cells was conducted based on cell size difference. The major advantages of the CTC chip are the ability for fast cell isolation, followed by multiple rounds of single-cell measurements, suggesting a potential assay for detecting the drug responses based on the liquid biopsy of cancer patients.

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Label-free isolation of a prostate cancer cell among blood cells and the single-cell measurement of drug accumulation using an integrated microfluidic chip. / Khamenehfar, A.; Beischlag, T. V.; Russell, P. J.; Ling, M. T.P.; Nelson, C.; Li, P. C.H.

In: Biomicrofluidics, Vol. 9, No. 6, 064104, 01.11.2015.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review