Construction and characterization of recombinant single-chain variable fragment antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii MIC2 protein

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Abstract

The protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii produces a family of microneme proteins that are thought to play diverse roles in aiding the parasite's intracellular existence. Among these, TgMIC2 has a putative function in parasite adhesion to the host cell to initiate the invasion process. The invasion process may be localized and inhibited by monoclonal antibodies against the protein(s) involved. Here we report on the construction of a phage-displayed single-chain variable fragment (scFv) library from mice immunized with whole T. gondii parasites. The library was subsequently panned against recombinant TgMIC2 (rpTgMIC2) and 2 different groups of antibody clones were obtained, based on fingerprinting and sequencing data. The expressed recombinant scFv antibody was able to recognize rpTgMIC2 in a Western blot detection experiment. These results show that the phage display technology allows quick and effective production of monoclonal antibodies against parasite antigens. By panning the scFv-displayed library, we should be able to obtain a plethora of multi-functional scFv antibodies towards T. gondii proteins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759-768
Number of pages10
JournalParasitology
Volume131
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

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Toxoplasma gondii MIC2 protein

Keywords

  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Phage display
  • Recombinant protein
  • Toxoplasmosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Immunology

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