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Comb Chem High Throughput Screen. 1999 Jun;2(3):125-38.

Epitope discovery using monoclonal antibodies and phage peptide libraries.

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School of Medicine (St. Vincent's Hospital), University of NSW, Sydney, Australia.

Abstract

Phage display is a biological system which facilitates the cloning and rapid selection of peptides from large combinatorial libraries. In comparison to the chemical combinatorial approach, the advantages of phage display lie in its simplicity and replicability. While phage display has many diverse applications, this review will focus on the use of phage peptide libraries to discover epitopes recognised by monoclonal antibodies. As monoclonal antibodies are useful tools for the detection of proteins and for the investigation of molecular interactions, the identification of their epitopes will serve to elucidate the structure and function of proteins, as well as aid in the discovery of new drugs and the development of vaccines.

PMID:
10420967
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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