May 15, 1988

Rat monoclonal antibodies to rabbit and human serum low-density lipoprotein

The Biochemical Journal
E GherardiD E Bowyer


A total of 16 hybrid myeloma clones secreting monoclonal antibodies (McAb) to rabbit or human serum low-density lipoprotein (LDL) were derived from the fusion of spleen cells from LOU or DA rats immunized with rabbit or human LDL and the rat myeloma lines Y3 Ag1.2.3 or YB2/0. Anti-(rabbit LDL) McAb showed limited reactivity with LDL from human, rhesus-monkey, rat and mouse serum. Six out of seven anti-(human LDL) McAb reacted with rhesus-monkey LDL, and only one showed partial cross-reaction with rabbit LDL. Binding-competition experiments indicated that the epitopes recognized by the anti-(rabbit LDL) IgG could be grouped into two major clusters: McAb in the first cluster reacted either with apo-(lipoprotein B-100) (apoB-100) and apo-(lipoprotein B-74) (apoB-74) or with apoB-100 but not with apo-(lipoprotein B-48) (apoB-48), the lower-Mr form of apoB of intestinal origin; the McAb in the second cluster all reacted with apoB-48 in addition to apoB-100 or apoB-100 and apoB-74. The six anti-(human LDL) IgG bound to separate epitopes on LDL. Further data on the epitope specificity of these McAb were obtained by antibody blotting after partial proteolysis of apoB-100 with trypsin or staphylococcal V8 proteinase, and the data confir...Continue Reading

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Monoclonal Antibodies
Monoclonal antibodies, antineoplastic
Antigenic Specificity
Apolipoproteins B
LDL Receptor Activity
Genus staphylococcus

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