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A new panel of epitope mapped monoclonal antibodies recognising the prototypical tetraspanin CD81

J Grove, K Hu, MJ Farquhar, M Goodall, L Walker, M Jamshad, HE Drummer, RM Bill, P Balfe, JA McKeating

Wellcome Open Research | Published : 2017


Background: Tetraspanins are small transmembrane proteins, found in all higher eukaryotes, that compartmentalize cellular membranes through interactions with partner proteins. CD81 is a prototypical tetraspanin and contributes to numerous physiological and pathological processes, including acting as a critical entry receptor for hepatitis C virus (HCV). Antibody engagement of tetraspanins can induce a variety of effects, including actin cytoskeletal rearrangements, activation of MAPK-ERK signaling and cell migration. However, the epitope specificity of most anti-tetraspanin antibodies is not known, limiting mechanistic interpretation of these studies. Methods: We generated a panel of monoclo..

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