Journal article

Five groups of antigenic determinants on DNA identified by monoclonal antibodies from (NZB X NZW)F1 and MRL/Mp-lpr/lpr mice.

A Morgan, RR Buchanan, AM Lew, I Olsen, NA Staines

Immunology | Published : 1985


A library of monoclonal antibodies (MCA) reactive with DNA was derived from mice with lupus-like disease. The combining reactions of the antibodies was determined by ELISA, precipitation assay and indirect immunofluorescence assay on cells. On the basis of their reactions in these assays, the MCA have been classified into five taxonomic groups. MCA in Group I react with conformational determinants on double-stranded DNA (dsDNA); those in Group II with conformational backbone-dependent sugar-phosphate determinants on dsDNA and single-stranded DNA (ssDNA); those in Group III with determinants predominantly expressed on ssDNA; those in Group IV with base-dependent determinants on ssDNA, and tho..

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