Production and Characterization of a Monoclonal Antibody to Campylobacter jejuni
Source: Journal of Food Protection®, Number 4, April 2009, pp. 696-914 , pp. 870-875(6)
Abstract:Campylobacter species are a group of spiral-shaped bacteria that can cause disease in humans and animals. We developed a high-affinity monoclonal antibody (MAb) probe that recognizes Campylobacter jejuni cells. Cell suspensions grown under microaerobic conditions at 42°C for 20 h on Bolton agar plates with lysed horse blood were used as live and heat-killed preparations, centrifuged at 8,000 × g for 20 min, and resuspended in carbonate buffer (pH 9.6) for coating on the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay plates. BALB/c mice were immunized with C. jejuni sonicated cells at 107 CFU/ml to generate MAb-producing hybridoma clones. Of about 500 initial hybridoma clones, MAb 33D2, which reacted with C. jejuni and Campylobacter coli, was selected for further evaluation. MAb 33D2 is in the immunoglobulin subclass G2a and had relatively weaker reactivity with the C. coli strains tested. MAb 33D2 did not show any cross-reactions with the nine non-Campylobacter bacteria tested in the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and had a stronger affinity for C. jejuni as live versus heat-killed cells. In Western blot assays, MAb 33D2 recognized two major antigens of 62 and 43 kDa in extracts from C. jejuni cells but only one antigen of 62 kDa in extracts from C. coli cells.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Food Science and Center for Food Safety & Quality, Institute of Food Science & Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72704, USA; Hazardous Substances Analysis Team, Gyeongin Regional KFDA, Incheon 402-835, Korea 2: Department of Food Science and Center for Food Safety & Quality, Institute of Food Science & Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72704, USA 3: Hazardous Substances Analysis Team, Gyeongin Regional KFDA, Incheon 402-835, Korea 4: College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Public Health, Konkuk University, 1 Hwayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 143-701, Korea
Publication date: 2009-04-01
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