Oct 1, 1989

A monoclonal antibody against the ligand binding site of the receptor for mouse interferon-gamma

Journal of Interferon Research
M BasuS W Russell


A rat monoclonal IgG2a antibody, GR-20, has been produced against the receptor for mouse interferon-gamma (MuIFN-gamma). Comparison of competitive binding studies performed with either 125I-labeled GR-20 or recombinant (r) MuIFN-gamma, as well as a variety of other studies, suggested that the epitope recognized by the monoclonal antibody (mAb) is in the domain of the receptor that binds ligand. The binding of GR-20 to cells of the monomyelocytic line WEHI-3 was of high affinity (1-2 nM). Approximately 20,000 binding sites were found per cell, a value that is in close agreement with the number of MuIFN-gamma receptors quantified on cells of the same type by ligand binding studies. The mAb also bound to a variety of other mouse cells, suggesting that the same epitope is shared by receptors for MuIFN-gamma, regardless of cell type. The epitope was not detected on two human cell types that were tested, while cells of a rat cell line shown to be minimally responsive to rMuIFN-gamma gave equivocal binding results when they were interacted with GR-20. Binding of the mAb to the receptor did not mimic the effects of ligand. In fact, the opposite was true: binding blocked the induction of three biological effects of MuIFN-gamma, includin...Continue Reading

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Monoclonal Antibodies
Antigenic Specificity
Receptors, Immunologic
Interferon Receptor

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