Jun 8, 2001

Characterization of a monoclonal antibody against neopterin using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with penicillinase as label

M MalakanehM H Alimohammadian


An active ester derivative of neopterin was prepared using 4-(N-maleimidomethyl) cyclohexan 4-carboxilic acid N-hydroxy succinimide ester (MCH-NHS), conjugated to bovine serum albumin (BSA) and injected for antibody production (for both monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies). High titer antibody producing spleen cells were removed and fused with myeloma cells of Sp2/0 origin. Neopterin was conjugated to the enzyme penicillinase by a one-step glutaraldehyde method, which was used as tracer. A novel enzyme immunoassay was developed using this conjugate to screen and characterize the monoclonal antibody (MAb) produced in these experiments. After limiting dilutions, it was found that antibody produced by one clone with a Ka value of 7.6 x 10-7 mol/L was specific for a number of structurally related molecules. This clone was found to be of IgG class and IgG2a subclass. The standard curvewas constructed with a sensitivity of 10 pg/well (100 pg/mL) covering up to 1 ng/mL.

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Monoclonal Antibodies
N Syndrome
Nance-Horan Syndrome
Cross Reactions
Immunoglobulin Isotypes
Neopterin, (erythro-L)-Isomer
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