Journal article

Equilibrium analysis of the interaction between a synthetic peptide of influenza virus hemagglutinin and monoclonal antibodies.

TL McInerney, E Nice, DC Jackson

Bimomedical peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids | Published : 1994


The affinity of interaction between two monoclonal antibodies and a synthetic peptide representing the C-terminal 23 residues of the heavy chain (HA1) of influenza virus hemagglutinin were determined using an air-driven ultracentrifuge. The technique makes use of common laboratory equipment and is based on sound theoretical principles. Because the method does not rely on the solid-phase immobilisation of one of the interacting species, it circumvents problems associated with ELISA-like assays, which, in the case of peptides, may involve the immobilisation of ligand through association of amino acid residues necessary for recognition by antibody. The technique should be applicable to the stud..

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