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Inclusion of a non-immunoglobulin binding protein in two-site ELISA for quantification of human serum proteins without interference by heterophilic serum antibodies
KTH, Superseded Departments, Biotechnology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4214-6991
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2003 (English)In: JIM - Journal of Immunological Methods, ISSN 0022-1759, E-ISSN 1872-7905, Vol. 283, no 02-jan, 225-234 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Measurement of human serum molecules with two-site ELISA can be biased by the presence of human heterophilic anti-animal immunoglobulin antibodies (HAIA) that cause false-positive signals by cross-linking the monoclonal (mAb) and/or polyclonal antibodies (pAb) used for the pre- (capture) and post-analyte steps (detection). To evaluate a novel ELISA format designed to avoid interference by HAIA, a target-specific non-immunoglobulin (Ig) affinity protein (affibody) was used to replace one of the antibodies. First, a human IgA-binding affibody (Z(IgA)) selected by phage display technology from a combinatorial library of a single Staphylococcus aureus protein A domain was used. The detection range of IgA standard using an ELISA based on Z(IgA) for capture and goat pAb against IgA (pAb(IgA)) for detection was comparable with that of using pAb(IgA) for both capture and detection. Secondly, another affibody (Z(Apo)) was combined with mAb and used to detect recombinant human apolipoprotein A-1. The affibody/antibody ELISAs were also used to quantify human serum levels of IgA and apolipoprotein A1. To verify that human serum did not cause false-positive signals in the affibody/antibody ELISA format, the ability of human serum to cross-link affibodies, mAb (mouse or rat) and/or pAb (goat) displaying non-matched specificities was assessed; affibodies and antibodies were not cross-linked whereas all combinations of mAb and/or pAb were cross-linked. The combination of affibodies and antibodies for analysis of human serum molecules represents a novel two-site ELISA format which precludes false-positive signals caused by HAIA.

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2003. Vol. 283, no 02-jan, 225-234 p.
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ELISA, immunoassay, heterophilic antibodies, affibody, linked-immunosorbent-assay, bacterial receptor domain, apolipoprotein-a-i, combinatorial libraries, immunoassays, quantitation, recognition, scaffolds, affibody
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-23031DOI: 10.1016/j.jim.2003.09.009ISI: 000187349900021OAI: diva2:341729
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10Bibliographically approved

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