Establishment of CMab-43, a Sensitive and Specific Anti-CD133 Monoclonal Antibody, for Immunohistochemistry

Shunsuke Itai, Yuki Fujii, Takuro Nakamura, Yao Wen Chang, Miyuki Yanaka, Noriko Saidoh, Saori Handa, Hiroyoshi Suzuki, Hiroyuki Harada, Shinji Yamada, Mika K. Kaneko, Yukinari Kato

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Abstract

CD133, also known as prominin-1, was first described as a cell surface marker on early progenitor and hematopoietic stem cells. It is a five-domain transmembrane protein composed of an N-terminal extracellular tail, two small cytoplasmic loops, two large extracellular loops containing seven potential glycosylation sites, and a short C-terminal intracellular tail. CD133 has been used as a marker to identify cancer stem cells derived from primary solid tumors and as a prognostic marker of gliomas. Herein, we developed novel anti-CD133 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and characterized their efficacy in flow cytometry, Western blot, and immunohistochemical analyses. We expressed the full length of CD133 in LN229 glioblastoma cells, immunized mice with LN229/CD133 cells, and performed the first screening using flow cytometry. After limiting dilution, we established 100 anti-CD133 mAbs, reacting with LN229/CD133 cells but not with LN229 cells. Subsequently, we performed the second and third screening with Western blot and immunohistochemical analyses, respectively. Among 100 mAbs, 11 strongly reacted with CD133 in Western blot analysis. One of 11 clones, CMab-43 (IgG2a, kappa), showed a sensitive and specific reaction against colon cancer cells, warranting the use of CMab-43 in detecting CD133 in pathological analyses of CD133-expressing cancers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-235
Number of pages5
JournalMonoclonal antibodies in immunodiagnosis and immunotherapy
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct

Keywords

  • CD133
  • colon cancer
  • immunohistochemistry
  • monoclonal antibody

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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