Monoclonal antibodies directed against human tumor‐associated antigens cross‐react with Drosophila proteins in clusters

Ronald R. Dubreuil, Paula Souik, G. Kenneth Haines, James A. Radosevich

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Abstract

We reacted the Third International IASLC Workshop panel of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) directed against human lung‐tumor‐associated epitopes with nitrocellulose blots of total proteins from adult fruit flies. Out of 63 MAbs tested, 9 showed a significant reaction with Drosophila proteins. Interestingly, in a double‐blind analysis, most of the positive reactions fell into clusters that parallel the antibody reactivities against human tissues. In light of our findings, it becomes possible to screen expression vector libraries in order to isolate Drosophila cDNA that may have homology with human tumor‐associated antigens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-97
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Cancer
Volume57
Issue number8 S
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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