UNIT 6.11 Use of Monoclonal Antibodies for Expression Cloning
Published Online: 1 MAY 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
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.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2003
- Published Print: APR 2003
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.