Anti-podoplanin (PDPN) monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are needed as markers for lymphatic endothelial cells or type I alveolar cells in immunohistochemical analyses. We have developed anti-PDPN mAbs for many species, including humans, mice, rats, rabbits, dogs, cats, bovines, pigs, Tasmanian devils, alpacas, tigers, whales, goats, horses, and bears. This study develops and characterizes anti-sheep PDPN (sPDPN) mAbs using Cell-Based Immunization and Screening (CBIS) method. A RAP14 tag was added to the N-terminus of sPDPN, and an anti-RAP14 tag mAb (PMab-2) was used to measure the expression level of sPDPN in flow cytometry and Western blots. We immunized mice with sPDPN-overexpressing Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)-K1 (CHO/sPDPN) cells and screened mAbs against sPDPN using flow cytometry. Two of the mAbs, PMab-253 (immunoglobulin M [IgM], kappa) and PMab-260 (IgM, kappa), detected CHO/sPDPN cells specifically using flow cytometry and Western blots. Both PMab-253 and PMab-260 stained the renal glomerulus and Bowman's capsule, lymphatic endothelial cells of the lung and colon, and type I alveolar cells of the lung, suggesting PMab-253 and PMab-260, which were developed by CBIS method, can be applied to functional analyses of sPDPN. We also determined the binding epitope of PMab-253 and PMab-260 using flow cytometry. Analysis of sPDPN deletion mutants revealed that the N-terminus of the PMab-253 and PMab-260 epitope exists between amino acids 110 and 115 of sPDPN. Analysis of sPDPN point mutations revealed that the critical epitope of PMab-253 and PMab-260 includes Thr112 and Ser113 of sPDPN, indicating that the PMab-253 and PMab-260 epitope are independent of the platelet aggregation-stimulating (PLAG) domain or the PLAG-like domain of sPDPN.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Monoclonal antibodies in immunodiagnosis and immunotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Aug 1|
- monoclonal antibody
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy