Chapter 26. Antibody Phage Display Libraries for Use in Therapeutic Gene Targeting
- David T. Curiel M.D.,
- Joanne T. Douglas Ph.D.
Published Online: 31 MAR 2003
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Vector Targeting for Therapeutic Gene Delivery
How to Cite
Rohrbach, P. and Dübel, S. (2003) Antibody Phage Display Libraries for Use in Therapeutic Gene Targeting, in Vector Targeting for Therapeutic Gene Delivery (eds D. T. Curiel and J. T. Douglas), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471234303.ch26
Division of Human Gene Therapy, Departments of Medicine, Pathology and Surgery, and the Gene Therapy Center, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
- Published Online: 31 MAR 2003
- Published Print: 9 AUG 2002
Print ISBN: 9780471434795
Online ISBN: 9780471234302
- recombinant antibody fragments;
- combinatorial libraries;
- phage display;
- single-chain fragment;
Both production and panning of recombinant antibody fragments from antibody libraries have evolved to become one of the major sources for novel antibodies. The key technological development in that process was the use of a selection system showing efficiencies comparable to our own immune system. By displaying antibodies on the surface of microorganisms containing the genetic information of the antibody's gene within its genome, clones expressing antigen specific binding can easily be amplified. Antibody libraries consisting of more than 10 billion different members allow for the isolation of human antibody fragments against almost every possible antigen.