Production and characterization of monoclonal antibodies against the extracellular domain of CA 125

Shojaeian, S. and Allameh, A. and Zarnani, A.H. and Chamankhah, M. and Ghods, R. and Bayat, A.A. and Jeddi-Tehrani, M. (2010) Production and characterization of monoclonal antibodies against the extracellular domain of CA 125. Immunological Investigations, 39 (2). pp. 114-131.

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Carcinoma antigen 125 (CA 125) is overexpressed in ovarian cancer and antibodies against it are widely employed for diagnostic purposes. The rarity of CA 125 antigenic domains and its highly glycosylated structure, however, is a problem that may prevent immunized mice from developing a diversified population of anti-CA 125 antibodies. In this study a prime-boost strategy, which potentially could augment the humoral immune responses against rare and poorly immunogenic determinants, was used for immunization of mice and monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) were produced by hybridoma technology. Reactivity of mAbs was then assessed by ELISA, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence staining of OVCAR-3 cell line. Altogether, 10 clones were produced, 3 of which had IgG isotype and the rest were IgM. Two-third of clones recognized cognate antigen in fixed and living cells and had strong immunoreactivity in IHC staining. In Western blotting, our antibodies recognized CA 125 as high molecular weight antigen mostly migrated in the 3 stacking gel. Immunoprecipitation of OVCAR-3 cell lysate by mAbs resulted in a very similar migration pattern that reconfirmed their specificities. The mAbs produced in this study are invaluable tools in diagnosis and research fields for assessment of CA 125 expression in cancerous ovarian tissues. © Informa Healthcare USA, Inc. 2010.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: CA 125 antigen; immunoglobulin G; monoclonal antibody, animal experiment; animal tissue; antibody production; antigen antibody reaction; article; cell lysate; cell migration; cloning; controlled study; enzyme linked immunosorbent assay; female; human; humoral immunity; hybridoma; immunofluorescence; immunohistochemistry; immunoprecipitation; molecular weight; mouse; nonhuman; priority journal; protein domain; protein expression; protein structure; Western blotting, Animals; Antibodies, Monoclonal; Antibody Specificity; Blotting, Western; CA-125 Antigen; Cell Line, Tumor; Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay; Female; Fluorescent Antibody Technique; Humans; Immunization; Immunoglobulin Isotypes; Immunoprecipitation; Mice; Mice, Inbred Strains; Ovarian Neoplasms
Subjects: WI Digestive System
QU Biochemistry. Cell Biology and Genetics
WW Ophthalmology
Depositing User: s shekarchi shekarchi
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2020 07:35
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2020 07:35

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