PMID: 43579Oct 1, 1979

Removal of endogenous ligands from a high-affinity antiserum for radioimmunoassay

Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
V Kruse


A method for removal of endogenous ligands from high-affinity antisera (stripping) is described. A thyroxine antiserum of very high affinity was used to develop the method. The antiserum was incubated at 50 degrees C in a glutamate buffer at pH 4.4 together with some ethanol and methyl cellulose and a large amount of activated charcoal. After incubation for up to 2 days, the stripped antibodies were separated from the ligand adsorbed to the charcoal by centrifugation. The estimated titre increased several fold by the stripping, although the stripping method caused a loss of about 13% of the total number of binding sites over a period of 2 days. When stripped antiserum was used instead of unstripped antiserum in an assay system, the sensitivity was up to 3 times better, and the concentration, which could be measured with the best relative precision, was 3 times lower. The stripped antiserum showed a poorer specificity than the unstripped antiserum when a short incubation period was used. However, when a long incubation period was used, the specificity was nearly the same.


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