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Title: Amine-reactive OVA multimers for auto-vaccination against cytokines and other mediators: perspectives illustrated for GCP-2 in L. major infection
Authors: Uyttenhove, Catherine ×
Marillier, Reece G
Tacchini-Cottier, Fabienne
Charmoy, Mélanie
Caspi, Rachel R
Damsker, Jesse M
Goriely, Stanislas
Su, Dan
Van Damme, Jozef
Struyf, Sofie
Opdenakker, Ghislain
Van Snick, Jacques #
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: Liss
Series Title: Journal of Leukocyte Biology vol:89 issue:6 pages:1001-7
Abstract: Anticytokine auto-vaccination is a powerful tool for the study of cytokine functions in vivo but has remained rather esoteric as a result of numerous technical difficulties. We here describe a two-step procedure based on the use of OVA multimers purified by size exclusion chromatography after incubation with glutaraldehyde at pH 6. When such polymers are incubated with a target protein at pH 8.5 to deprotonate reactive amines, complexes are formed that confer immunogenicity to self-antigens. The chemokine GCP-2/CXCL6, the cytokines GM-CSF, IL-17F, IL-17E/IL-25, IL-27, and TGF-β1, and the MMP-9/gelatinase B are discussed as examples. mAb, derived from such immunized mice, have obvious advantages for in vivo studies of the target proteins. Using a mAb against GCP-2, obtained by the method described here, we provide the first demonstration of the major role played by this chemokine in rapid neutrophil mobilization after Leishmania major infection. Pre-activated OVA multimers reactive with amine residues thus provide an efficient carrier for auto-vaccination against 9-90 kDa autologous proteins.
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ISSN: 0741-5400
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Molecular Immunology (Rega Institute)
Laboratory of Immunobiology (Rega Institute)
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