SYNTHESIS OF SCA PROTEIN WITH HUMAN IGM SPECIFICITY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 13885
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
16020 Industrial Dr, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert E Bird
 (301) 258-0552
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
A SINGLE-CHAIN ANTIBODY (SCA) PROTEIN WITH SPECIFICITY FOR HUMAN IGM WILL BE PREPARED. THE SCA PROTEIN WILL BE DESIGNED FROM THE VARIABLE REGIONS OF THE ANTIHUMAN IGM MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY, DA4.4. A GENE TO SYNTHESIZE THIS PROTEIN WILL BE CONSTRUCTED, AND THE PROTEIN WILL BE EXPRESSED IN ESCHERICHIA COLI. THE PROTEIN WILL BE FOLDED, PURIFIED, AND ASSAYED FOR ITS BINDING TO HUMAN IGM. THIS PROTEIN WILL BE USED AS A REAGENT FOR THE PURIFICATION OF HUMAN IGM ANTIBODY AND HUMAN IGM MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES; AS A DIAGNOSTIC REAGENT FOR ANTIGEN-SPECIFIC IGM; AND AS A THERAPEUTIC IN EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD FILTRATION FOR DISEASES,E.G., CANCER AND AIDS. THE IMMOBILIZATIONS NECESSARY FOR THIS PROTEIN TO PERFORM IN THESE REACTIONS WILL BE DEVELOPEDDURING PHASE II.

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