PMab-235: A monoclonal antibody for immunohistochemical analysis against goat podoplanin

Yoshikazu Furusawa, Shinji Yamada, Takuro Nakamura, Masato Sano, Yusuke Sayama, Shunsuke Itai, Junko Takei, Hiroyuki Harada, Masato Fukui, Mika K. Kaneko, Yukinari Kato

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Sensitive and specific monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against not only human but also mouse, rat, rabbit, dog, cat, bovine, pig, and horse podoplanins (PDPNs) have been established in our previous studies. However, anti-goat PDPN (gPDPN) has not been established yet. PDPN has been utilized as a lymphatic endothelial cell marker especially in pathological diagnoses; therefore, mAbs for immunohistochemical analyses using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues are needed. Although we recently demonstrated that an anti-bovine PDPN mAb, PMab-44 cross-reacted with gPDPN, PMab-44 did not detect lymphatic endothelial cells in immunohistochemistry. In this study, we immunized mice with gPDPN-overexpressing Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)–K1 (CHO/gPDPN) cells, and screened mAbs against gPDPN using flow cytometry. One of the mAbs, PMab-235 (IgG1, kappa), specifically detected CHO/gPDPN cells by flow cytometry. Furthermore, PMab-235 strongly detected lung type I alveolar cells, renal podocytes, and lymphatic endothelial cells of colon by immunohistochemistry. These findings suggest that PMab-235 may be useful as a lymphatic endothelial cell marker for goat tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere02063
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul


  • Goat podoplanin
  • Lymphatic endothelial cells
  • PDPN
  • PMab-235

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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