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Tissue Antigens. 2000 Apr;55(4):342-51.

A porcine cell surface receptor identified by monoclonal antibodies to SWC3 is a member of the signal regulatory protein family and associates with protein-tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1.

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Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal, INIA, Valdeolmos, Madrid, Spain.


SWC3 was defined at the First International Swine CD Workshop as a specific myelomonocytic antigen of 230 kDa with mAbs 74-22-15, 6F3 and DH59B. In this report, we describe two new mAbs (BL1H7 and BA1C11) that react selectively with granulocytes, monocytes and macrophages. These monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) recognize a molecule in the range of 90-115 kDa in immunoprecipitation and/or Western blotting analyses. Two-colour FACS analyses showed that the distribution of BL1H7 and BA1C11 antigens was identical to that of SWC3. Moreover, in this assay, mAb 74-22-15 appeared to partially block the binding of mAbs BL1H7 and BA1C11, suggesting that all these mAbs reacted with the same or spatially close epitopes. Cross-blocking analyses indicated that it was the case with mAbs 74-22-15 and BL1H7. Immunoprecipitation experiments with mAbs 74-22-15, BL1H7 and BA1C11, followed by immunoblotting with mAb BL1H7 confirmed that all three mAbs recognize the same molecule. Analysis of the N-terminal sequence carried out on the affinity purified protein revealed homology with members of signal regulatory protein (SIRP) family. Like other members of this family, after treatment with sodium pervanadate, SWC3 became phosphorylated in tyrosines, and associated with the protein-tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1.

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