A rapid and scalable method for selecting recombinant mouse monoclonal antibodies

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Background: Monoclonal antibodies with high affinity and selectivity that work on wholemount fixed tissues are valuable reagents to the cell and developmental biologist, and yet isolating them remains a long and unpredictable process. Here we report a rapid and scalable method to select and express recombinant mouse monoclonal antibodies that are essentially equivalent to those secreted by parental IgG-isotype hybridomas.Results: Increased throughput was achieved by immunizing mice with pools of antigens and cloning - from small numbers of hybridoma cells - the functionally rearranged light and heavy chains into a single expression plasmid. By immunizing with the ectodomains of zebrafish cell surface receptor proteins expressed in mammalian cells and screening for formalin-resistant epitopes, we selected antibodies that gave expected staining patterns on wholemount fixed zebrafish embryos.Conclusions: This method can be used to quickly select several high quality monoclonal antibodies from a single immunized mouse and facilitates their distribution using plasmids. © 2010 Crosnier et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.




Crosnier, C., Staudt, N., & Wright, G. J. (2010). A rapid and scalable method for selecting recombinant mouse monoclonal antibodies. BMC Biology, 8. https://doi.org/10.1186/1741-7007-8-76

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