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Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 1983 Jul;4(5-6):603-14.

Derivation of monoclonal antibodies against Brucella abortus antigens.


In vivo immunization, fusion, antibody detection, and cryopreservation procedures for monoclonal antibody production against antigens of Brucella abortus are described. Splenocytes from BALB/c mice immunized with irradiated B. abortus S2308 were fused with Sp2/O-Ag14 myeloma cells and 61 hybridomas secreting anti-Brucella antibodies were cloned. Hybridoma antibody synthesis was detected effectively and most efficiently by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Antibodies from clones of hybridoma A23 reacted with S19 and S2308 whole bacterial cells, while hybridoma B49 reacted primarily with alkali--treated lipopolysaccharides of S19, S1119.3 and S2308. Cryopreservation of clones had no major effect on antibody synthesis. The application of monoclonal anti-Brucella antibodies in the differential diagnosis of bovine brucellosis is discussed.

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