An antisheep podoplanin (sPDPN) monoclonal antibody (mAb), PMab-256, has recently been established. PMab-256 shows positive immunostaining for lymphatic endothelial cells, lung type I alveolar cells, and kidney podocytes. PDPN possesses three platelet-aggregation-stimulating (PLAG) domains, PLAG1, PLAG2, and PLAG3, and a PLAG-like domain (PLD). The binding epitope of many anti-PDPN mAbs is located in PLAG domains or PLD. The purpose of this study is to determine the binding epitope of PMab-256. Analysis of sPDPN deletion mutants revealed that the N-terminus of the PMab-256 epitope exists between amino acids 75 and 80 of sPDPN. Furthermore, analysis of sPDPN point mutations demonstrated that the critical epitope includes Thr80 of sPDPN, indicating that the PMab-256 epitope is in the PLD of sPDPN.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Monoclonal antibodies in immunodiagnosis and immunotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Jun|
- monoclonal antibody
- sheep podoplanin
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy