Mutant mAb with increased Ag binding were generated from a hybridoma cell line, 36-65, that secretes an IgG1,κ anti-p-azophenylarsonate-(Ars) specific antibody. The mutant antibodies were identified using an Ars-specific ELISA and sib selection so that approximately 106 cells could be analyzed. The ELISA used as Ag a low ratio of Ars coupled to BSA and was set up so that only those antibodies that had higher binding than the parent would be detected. Seven mutant producing cell lines were isolated from five independent clones of 36-65. The mutant antibodies bind Ag 20 to more than 200-fold better than the parent and have wild type V region sequences. All have C region mutations that result in an increased avidity. At least five different genetic events are responsible for the C region mutations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy