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Phage display technology to produce recombinant monoclonal antibodies or antibody fragments permits the identification of sought after antibodies in short time frames at low cost along with direct and rapid selection for antibody characteristics. Monoclonal antibodies can facilitate the identification and characterisation of parasite molecules that function at the host-parasite interface to help understand at the molecular level the biology of the parasite and disease progression, which often leads to new drug targets, diagnostic antigens or vaccine candidates. The trematode Fasciola hepatica is an important veterinary and human parasite. In this work, we infected rats with F. hepatica and amplified the generated antibody repertoire to produce a single-chain variable fragment (scFv) phage display library. The library was used to identify a scFv that recognises cathepsin L1, a major component of the adult parasites excretory/secretory material and an important vaccine candidate. This is the first report of the construction of a phage display antibody library from a F. hepatica infected host, and also the first instance such a library has been used to identify an affinity-matured monoclonal antibody fragment that binds to a F. hepatica antigen. The scFv library and methods detailed should facilitate future research characterising F. hepatica antigens.
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Name: Experimental parasitology
Single-chain variable fragment (scFv) is the most common format for phage display antibody library. The isolated scFvs need to be reformatted to full-length IgGs for further characterization. High thr...
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Phage display is one of the most widely used technology for antibody discovery and engineering. Number of therapeutic antibodies derived from phage display increases rapidly due to its ease of use and...
In antibody discovery, in-depth analysis of an antibody library and high-throughput retrieval of clones in the library are crucial to identifying and exploiting rare clones with different properties. ...
We developed a repertoire approach to generate human antibody bispecifics. Using phage display selection of antibody heavy chains in the presence of a competitor light chain and providing a cognate li...
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Effects of Smartphone Use at Night with Light Emitting Diode Display With and Without Blue Light in Healthy Adults: A Randomized, Double-blind, Cross-over, Placebo-controlled Comparison
The visual display of data in a man-machine system. An example is when data is called from the computer and transmitted to a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY or LIQUID CRYSTAL display.
Liver disease caused by infections with parasitic flukes of the genus FASCIOLA, such as FASCIOLA HEPATICA.
Works consisting of bibliographic records, created according to specific and uniform principles of construction and under the control of an authority file, which describe the materials contained in a collection, library, or group of libraries. Catalogs include also lists of materials prepared for a particular purpose, such as exhibition catalogs, sales catalogs, garden catalogs, medical supply catalogs. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Sciences, 1983)
Bacteriophages whose genetic material is RNA, which is single-stranded in all except the Pseudomonas phage phi 6 (BACTERIOPHAGE PHI 6). All RNA phages infect their host bacteria via the host's surface pili. Some frequently encountered RNA phages are: BF23, F2, R17, fr, PhiCb5, PhiCb12r, PhiCb8r, PhiCb23r, 7s, PP7, Q beta phage, MS2 phage, and BACTERIOPHAGE PHI 6.
Collection and analysis of data pertaining to operations of a particular library, library system, or group of independent libraries, with recommendations for improvement and/or ordered plans for further development.
An antibody is a protein produced by the body's immune system when it detects harmful substances, called antigens. Examples of antigens include microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses) and chemicals. Antibodies may be produc...
Recombinant DNA is the formation of a novel DNA sequence by the formation of two DNA strands. These are taken from two different organisms. These recombinant DNA molecules can be made with recombinant DNA technology. The procedure is to cut the DNA of ...
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