Method for the Generation of Antibodies Specific for Site and Posttranslational Modifications

Protein phosphorylation plays critical roles in multiple aspects of cellular events. Site- and phosphorylation state-specific antibodies are indispensable to analyze spatially and temporally distribution of protein phosphorylation in cells. Such information provides some clues of its biological function. Here, we describe a strategy to design a phosphopeptide as an antigen for a site- and phosphorylation state-specific antibody. Importantly, this strategy is also applicable to the production of other types of antibodies, which specifically recognize the site-specific modification, such as acetylation, methylation, and proteolysis. This protocol also focuses on the screening for monoclonal version of a site- and phosphorylation state-specific antibody.
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