OBJECTIVE: To obtain single chain variable fragment(ScFv) against the circulating antigen(CAg) from Schistosoma japonicum(Sj). METHODS: Metabolic antigen of adult worm of Sj (Sj-MAg) was used in the panning of phage library against Schistosoma japonicum. The activity of Sj-MAg-binding phage clones was assayed by ELISA. The specificity of expression products of the positive clones was analyzed by ELISA, SDS-PAGE and Western blotting. RESULTS: Seventy-two randomly selected clones were tested for the presence of anti-Sj-MAg ScFvs, 6 clones showed positive. The specificity of these 6 clones was confirmed by binding them to antigens of other four trematodes. Two clones (B04, C24) were found to bind to Sj-MAg but not to any of the antigens of other four trematodes and their expression products were about 31 kDa in size. CONCLUSION: ScFv antibodies against the circulating antigens from Schistosoma japonicum Sj-MAg can be selected and manufactured from the antibody library.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Zhongguo ji sheng chong xue yu ji sheng chong bing za zhi = Chinese journal of parasitology & parasitic diseases|
|State||Published - 2003|
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