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Vet Microbiol. 2002 Jun 5;87(1):37-49.

Monoclonal antibodies specific for Campylobacter fetus lipopolysaccharides.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Diseases Research Institute, Centre for Plant Quarantine Pests, P.O. Box 11300, Station H, Ont., K2H 8P9, Nepean, Canada. brooksb@inspection.gc.ca

Abstract

Four monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) (M1357, M1360, M1823 and M1825) which reacted with Campylobacter fetus lipopolysaccharide (LPS) core region epitopes were produced and characterized. Reactivity of these mAbs with C. fetus core LPS epitopes was determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) with whole cell proteinase K digests and phenol-water extracted LPS, and by immunoblotting with proteinase K digests. The specificities of the four mAbs were evaluated using an indirect ELISA. One of the mAbs reacted with 42 and three of the mAbs reacted with 41 of the 42 C. fetus strains examined. No reaction was observed between the four mAbs and 32 non-C. fetus bacteria tested, with the exception of one mAb with one organism. The four mAbs reacted with serotype A and B strains indicating the presence of shared epitopes in C. fetus LPS core oligosaccharides. The specificities of three mAbs previously produced to C. fetus LPS O-antigens (M1177, M1183 and M1194) were also evaluated and no reaction was observed with these mAbs and the 32 non-C. fetus bacteria tested. Strong immunofluorescence reactions were observed with the anti-O chain mAbs and selected C. fetus strains of the homologous serotype. These anti-LPS core oligosaccharide and anti-LPS O chain mAbs are highly specific for C. fetus and are potentially useful as immunodiagnostic reagents for detection, identification and characterization of C. fetus.

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