PANEL OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO COMMON IDIOTOPES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11075
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
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Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
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Ferlyn Biomedical
2022 Brookwood Medical Ctr Dr, Ste 515, Birmingham, AL, 35209
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Abstract
ANTI-IDIOTYPE (ANTI-ID) ANTIBODIES RECOGNIZE DETERMINANTS OF THE IMMUNOGLOBULIN VARIABLE REGION THAT ARE INDIVIDUALLY SPECIFIC TO THE IMMUNIZING ANTIBODY. FRUITFUL IN MANY SCIENTIFIC FIELDS AND PROMISING IN CLINICAL TRIALS OF COMBINATION IMMUNOTHERAPY, THEY ARE UNFORTUNATELY ONE OF THE MOST LABORIOUS BIOLOGICAL REAGENTS TO CONSTRUCT. IN THE COURSE OF TRACING THE ORIGINS OF B-CELL MALIGNANCIES,IT WAS FOUND THAT MONOCLONAL ANTI-ID ANTIBODIES REACT WITH VARYING PROPORTIONS (<0.1 TO 10 PERCENT) OF NORMAL HUMAN B-LINEAGE CELLS. IN THE PRESENT STUDY, FERLYN BIOMEDICAL WILL RAISE ANTI-ID ANTIBODIES AND SELECT FOR ANTIBODIES CROSS-REACTIVE TO A HIGH PROPORTION OF HUMAN PLASMA CELLS AND MONOCLONAL IMMUNOGLOBULINS. SELECTED ANTIBODIES WILL BE TESTED FOR PREFERENTIAL REACTIVITY TO ID(+) ANTIBODIES OF A PARTICULAR ISOTYPE AND FOR FINE SPECIFICITY BY INHIBITION ASSAYS. THE PANEL OF EXISTING AND NEW ANTI-ID ANTIBODIES WILL BE USED TO SCREEN FOR EXPRESSION OF CROSS-REACTIVE ID'S BY B-CELL MALIGNANCIES AND HUMAN IMMUNOGLOBULINS OF CLINICAL AND RESEARCH INTEREST. THIS APPROACH COULD SPARE PATIENTS AND RESEARCHERS THE LONG DELAY IN PRODUCING TAILORMADE ANTI-ID ANTIBODIES, PROVIDING THEM WITH REAGENTS FOR IMMEDIATE USE TO MONITOR OR TREAT B-CELL DISORDERS. A PANEL OF CROSS-REACTIVE ANTIBODIES WOULD LOWER THE COSTS OF ANTI-ID PRODUCTION AND ENHANCE THEIR ROLE IN CLINICAL RESEARCH.

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