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Tsitologiia. 2000;42(10):944-54.

[Analysis of the proliferative activity of a cell using new monoclonal antibodies to nucleolar protein B23/nucleophosmin].

[Article in Russian]

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National Center for Hematology RAMS, Moscow.


Nowadays, antinucleolar antibodies are widely used for exploration of the nucleolar organization and molecular mechanisms of ribosome production. Here we have described a new monoclonal antibody against the major nucleolar phosphoprotein B23/nucleophosmin (3C9) that is involved in the terminal stages of ribosome production. It is used to examine immunocytochemical peculiarities of the nucleolus in terms of the cell proliferative status and also during mitosis. In human peripheral blood lymphocytes, activated for proliferation with phytohaemagglutinin (PHA), PHA stimulation of lymphocytes was shown to result in accumulation of protein B23 in augmentative nucleoli. A comparative study of 3C9 and two other anti-B23 antibodies 20B2 and anti-B23 by Western blots and indirect immunofluorescence favored the idea that 3C9 cross-reacted with the major isoform of B23, B23.1, that have an apparent molecular weight of 40 kDa.

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