Improved anti-IgG and HSA affinity ligands: clinical... (2007) Open access

Titel Improved anti-IgG and HSA affinity ligands: clinical application of VHH antibody technology
Gepubliceerd in Journal of Immunological Methods, Vol. 324, p.1-. ISSN 0022-1759.
Auteur Klooster, R.; Maassen, B.T.; Stam, J.C.; Hermans, P.W.; ten Haaft, M.R.; Detmers, F.J.M.; de Haard, H.J.; Post, J.A.; Verrips, C.T.
Datum 2007
Trefwoord(en) Molecular biology, Life sciences, Cell biology, Biologie/Milieukunde (BIOL), International (English)
Type Artikel
Uitgever Elsevier
Samenvatting Large scale, highly specific purification of valuable proteins from blood and removal of undesirable components promise to have wide therapeutic applications. Moreover, depletion of bulk proteins from blood is a prerequisite for clinical proteomics. Here we describe the development of specific, high affinity Camelid antibody fragments (VHH) derived from immune libraries for purification and depletion of the bulk protein HSA and IgG from human serum and plasma for therapeutic and research purposes. The anti-IgG VHH substantially improved depletion of IgGs from blood over the classical method based on protein A. To demonstrate the improved performance of VHH based IgG depletion, we analyzed the presence of auto-antibodies in human plasma before and after depletion from two groups of patients with auto-immune disease: Goodpasture syndrome (GP) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). VHHs can be produced efficiently and cost effectively in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a genetically regarded as safe (GRAS) microorganism. A good manufacturing process (GMP) for purification of these VHHs has also been developed. Moreover, as VHHs are single protein chains, they can be coupled relatively easily to solid matrices. These three factors are important for developing affinity purification medication.
Persistent Identifier URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1874-27118
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