Antibody Research

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Influence of Adjuvants on the Quantity, Affinity, Isotype and Epitope Specificity of Murine Antibodies

By Antibody Solutions Research Team on Jul 6, 1989 3:40:00 PM

Five adjuvants were compared to Freund's adjuvant for production of mouse polyclonal antibodies and monoclonal antibodies (McAbs) to human serum albumin (HSA) and interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1 alpha). Parameters examined were titer, affinity, concentration, isotype, epitope specificity and neutralizing activity of sera and hybridoma supernatants. Freund's adjuvant, while producing high titers and concentrations of antibodies in sera, was inferior to other adjuvants for eliciting antibodies with particular qualities. The adjuvants Quil A and A1(OH)3/[Thr1]muramyldipeptide elicited the highest affinity antibodies to HSA. Syntex adjuvant formulation-1 (SAF-1) elicited the highest percentage of 'protective' IgG2a antibodies 

Topics: Publications McAbs HSA IL-1 alpha