Unit

UNIT 6.11 Use of Monoclonal Antibodies for Expression Cloning

  1. Diane Hollenbaugh,
  2. Alejandro Aruffo (cell-surface and intracellular antigens),
  3. Bryan Jones,
  4. Peter Linsley (intracellular antigens)

Published Online: 1 MAY 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471142727.mb0611s62

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

How to Cite

Hollenbaugh, D., Aruffo, A., Jones, B. and Linsley, P. 2003. Use of Monoclonal Antibodies for Expression Cloning. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 62:VI:6.11:6.11.1–6.11.16.

Author Information

  1. Bristol-Myers Squibb, Seattle, Washington

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2003
  2. Published Print: APR 2003

Abstract

This unit details the use of transient expression in mammalian cells to screen cDNA libraries with monoclonal antibodies (MAb) to isolate cDNA clones encoding cell-surface and intracellular proteins. The first protocol in this unit describes the cloning of cDNAs encoding cell-surface antigens. Several steps in this protocol involve transfection procedures that are described in greater detail elsewhere in this volume. The second protocol is a modification that facilitates isolation of cDNAs encoding antigens that are expressed intracellularly. Both protocols are designed for use with the expression vector CDM8, which contains a polylinker for subcloning double-stranded cDNA.