A bovine 'Ia-like' antigen detected by a xenogeneic monoclonal antibody

Jean-Jacques Letesson, P Coppe, N Lostrie-Trussart, A Depelchin

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A monoclonal antibody termed B2 Val 7C7, was produced by the fusion of xenoimmune mouse spleen cells with Sp2/0.Ag 14 myeloma cells. This antibody is specific for a polymorphic lymphocyte antigen; it was detected on cells from 138 out of 177 cattle by both 125I-labelled protein A (solid-phase radioimmunoassay, SPRIA) and gold-labelled protein A (immunogold). Its binding was tested on various cell types (peripheral blood lymphocytes, monocytes, polymorphonuclear cells (PMN), thymocytes) from a variety of normal bovine donors. On the one hand, B2 Val 7C7 detects a determinant present on all IgG-bearing lymphocytes, on 20% of the non-IgG-bearing lymphocytes and on the majority of the monocytes. On the other hand, no binding occurs on any PMN or thymocytes. The detected membrane antigen was isolated by immunoprecipitation from an NP 40 extract of 3H-leucine-labelled cells. On SDS-PAGE, it appears to be composed of two sub-units: a 32 000-dalton and a 27 000-dalton chain. These results show that B2 Val 7C7 recognizes an alloantigenic specificity present on an Ia-like antigen.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-50
Number of pages12
JournalAnimal blood groups and biochemical genetics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1983


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