Analysis of rabbit cell surface (CD) antigens by means of cross-reactive monoclonal antibodies with specificity for cattle CD antigens

https://doi.org/10.17221/1728-CJASCitation:Simon M., Antalíková J., Horovská Ľ., Jankovičová J., Fábryová K., Hluchý S., Chrenek P., Tančin V. (2009): Analysis of rabbit cell surface (CD) antigens by means of cross-reactive monoclonal antibodies with specificity for cattle CD antigens. Czech J. Anim. Sci., 54: 270-276.
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Studies that involved testing monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for cross-species reactivity proved to be efficient for the identification of previously unrecognized antigens in a number of different species. Twenty-six mAbs specific to different bovine CD (cluster defined) antigens (CD9, CD18, CD45R, CD41/61, CD62L, MHC class I and bovine IgG light chain molecule) were assayed for reactivity with rabbit peripheral blood leukocytes. Four of the mAbs recognizing CD9 and CD41/61 were reactive with rabbit platelets or granulocytes. These were investigated further by immunoblotting and immunohistochemical staining. The study identified CD9 and CD41/61 molecules on rabbit cells by mAbs IVA-50 and IVA-38. It showed that IVA-50 is a new valuable CD9 reagent for rabbit immunology which could be used for immunofluorescence staining or ELISA assay, immunohistological and molecular studies of rabbit CD9 antigen. IVA-38 recognizes the CD41/61 on rabbit platelets in indirect immunofluorescence and ELISA assay.
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