Characterization of monoclonal lipid A antibodies with synthetic lipid A analogues

S. Arata, J. Mashimo, N. Kasai, K. Okuda, Y. Aihara, S. Kotani, H. Takada, T. Shiba, S. Kusumoto, T. Shimamoto, N. Kusunose

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The specificity of monoclonal antibodies directed against the Salmonella minnesota R595 lipid A and the structural requirements of lipid A epitopes were studied with chemically synthesized lipid A analogues by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and its inhibition test. The results suggest that lipid A has specific and common epitopes, in which the specificities are derived from the chemical and conformational structures of the backbone and/or acyl groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-482
Number of pages4
JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Mar


  • Lipid A epitope
  • Monoclonal antibody
  • Synthetic lipid A analogue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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