Generation and Characterization of a New Monoclonal Antibody Against CXCL4.

In this study, we aimed to develop a neutralizing antibody against both human and mouse CXCL4. Rats were immunized with recombinant human CXCL4 (rhCXCL4). Hybridoma clones were created by fusion of the immunized rat spleen cells with mouse myeloma SP2/0 cells and screened using recombinant mouse CXCL4 (rmCXCL4) and rhCXCL4. The CXCL4 monoclonal antibody (CXCL4 MAb) produced by the 16D6-3 hybridoma clone was sequenced and characterized by Western blot and Biacore assays. It recognized both human and mouse CXCL4 with high affinity and neutralized the effect of rhCXCL4 in vitro. Thus, the antibody may be used in the studies of CXCL4 in murine disease models and as a template in the antibody humanization for clinical developments. PMID: 25897609 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy - Category: Microbiology Tags: Monoclon Antib Immunodiagn Immunother Source Type: research

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Source: Hematology ASH Education Program - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program Source Type: research
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