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Bowes, T,Hanley, SA,Liew, A,Eglon, M,Mashayekhi, K,O'Kennedy, R,Barry, F,Taylor, WR,O'Brien, T,Griffin, MD,Finlay, WJJ,Greiser, U
2011
August
Journal of biomolecular screening
Developing Cell-Specific Antibodies to Endothelial Progenitor Cells Using Avian Immune Phage Display Technology
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phage display single-chain antibodies endothelial progenitor cells cell surface markers vasculature CORONARY-ARTERY-DISEASE MONOCLONAL-ANTIBODY PERIPHERAL-BLOOD CHICKEN GENOME FRAGMENTS GENERATION ANGIOGENESIS PHENOTYPE LIBRARIES SYSTEM
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754
This study aims at generating immune chicken phage display libraries and single-chain antibodies (scFvs) specifically directed against cell surface markers of cultured peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) that contain endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). In contrast to previous approaches that use well-defined recombinant antigens attached to plastic surfaces that may alter the structure of the proteins, the authors describe a method that maintains the cell surface markers on live cells while providing the opportunity to rapidly screen entire libraries for antibodies that bind to unknown cell surface markers of progenitor/stem cells. Chickens immunized with live EPCs, consisting of a heterogeneous population of lymphocytes and monocytes, demonstrated a robust immune response. After three rounds of biopanning, the authors purified and characterized three unique scFvs called UG1-3. Codon-optimized recombinant UG1 (gUG-1) shows binding by flow cytometry to circulating CD14-positive cells in peripheral blood consistent with predominant expression of a target protein on monocyte subsets. The authors describe the successful use of immunization of chickens for the generation of scFvs against a heterogenous population of EPCs displaying unknown cell surface markers and demonstrate the strong potential of phage display technology in the development of reagents for the isolation and characterization of stem/progenitor cells. (Journal of Biomolecular Screening. 2011; 16: 744-754)
DOI 10.1177/1087057111407067
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