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dc.contributor.authorTay, Hui Minen
dc.contributor.authorDalan, Rinkooen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Holden King Hoen
dc.contributor.authorBoehm, Bernhard Ottoen
dc.contributor.authorHou, Han Weien
dc.identifier.citationTay, H. M., Dalan, R., Li, H. K. H., Boehm, B. O., & Hou, H. W. (2017). A Novel Microdevice for Rapid Neutrophil Purification and Phenotyping in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Small, 14(6), 1702832-.en
dc.description.abstractNeutrophil dysfunction is strongly linked to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) pathophysiology, but the prognostic potential of neutrophil biomarkers remains largely unexplored due to arduous leukocyte isolation methods. Herein, a novel integrated microdevice is reported for single-step neutrophil sorting and phenotyping (chemotaxis and formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETosis)) using small blood volumes (fingerprick). Untouched neutrophils are purified on-chip from whole blood directly using biomimetic cell margination and affinity-based capture, and are exposed to preloaded chemoattractant or NETosis stimulant to initiate chemotaxis or NETosis, respectively. Device performance is first characterized using healthy and in vitro inflamed blood samples (tumor necrosis factor alpha, high glucose), followed by clinical risk stratification in a cohort of subjects with T2DM. Interestingly, "high-risk" T2DM patients characterized by severe chemotaxis impairment reveal significantly higher C-reactive protein levels and poor lipid metabolism characteristics as compared to "low-risk" subjects, and their neutrophil chemotaxis responses can be mitigated after in vitro metformin treatment. Overall, this unique and user-friendly microfluidics immune health profiling strategy can significantly aid the quantification of chemotaxis and NETosis in clinical settings, and be further translated into a tool for risk stratification and precision medicine methods in subjects with metabolic diseases such as T2DM.en
dc.description.sponsorshipMOE (Min. of Education, S’pore)en
dc.description.sponsorshipNMRC (Natl Medical Research Council, S’pore)en
dc.format.extent28 p.en
dc.rights© 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Small, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [].en
dc.subjectBlood Separationen
dc.titleA Novel Microdevice for Rapid Neutrophil Purification and Phenotyping in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitusen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen
dc.contributor.schoolLee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine)en
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