Ukr.Biochem.J. 2016; Volume 88, Issue 6, Nov-Dec, pp. 63-69


The characteristics of antibodies of mice immunized by human unconventional myosin 1c

S. L. Myronovskij1, N. M. Boiko1, V. V. Chumak1, M. S. Shorobura2,
M. D. Lootsyk1, R. S. Stoika1, Yu. Ya. Kit1*

1Institute of Cell Biology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv;
2Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine

Specific antibodies produced against a protein of interest are invaluable tools for monitoring the protein structure, intracellular location and biological activity. Inoculation of murine lymphoma cells into the peritoneal cavity of immunized mice provides generation of ascitic fluid containing a significant amount of antibody with desired antigen specificity. Here we demonstrated that the intraperitoneal administration of murine lymphoma NK/Ly cells in mice immunized with 48 kDa isoform of human blood serum unconventional myosin 1c leads to generation of ascitic fluid that contained specific IgG-antibodies. These antibodies were capable of binding of the unconventional myosin 1c isolated from blood serum of patients with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosis, and could be used for diagnostics of several autoimmune diseases, the multiple sclerosis in particular.

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