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Title: Monoclonal antibody binding to the major outer membrane protein of Campylobacter coli
Authors: Qian, H.
Pang, E.
Chang, J.
Kwang, J. 
Toh, S.L.
Ng, F.K.
Tan, A.L.
Keywords: Campylobacter coli
Monoclonal antibody
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Qian, H., Pang, E., Chang, J., Kwang, J., Toh, S.L., Ng, F.K., Tan, A.L. (2008). Monoclonal antibody binding to the major outer membrane protein of Campylobacter coli. Journal of Immunological Methods 339 (1) : 104-113. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Campylobacter species are major enteric pathogens causing diarrhea illness in humans and animals. Immunological tests are needed for accurate and rapid identification of C. coli, in conjunction with the use of standard biochemical tests. We initiated the creation of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) using whole C. coli cells as antigen. Four positive clones were identified, namely MAb2G6, MAb3B9, MAb4A10 and MAb5B9. Dot-blot assay and ELISA revealed that only MAb2G6 did not cross react with C. jejuni and other Campylobacter isolates. As demonstrated by dot-blot assay, MAb2G6 reacted with all 23 C. coli isolates tested but did not react with 29 isolates of C. jejuni, 3 other Campylobacter spp. isolates and 19 non-Campylobacter isolates, with the lowest detection limit was in the range of 103 to 104 bacteria. Western blots and dot blots showed that the antigen of MAb2G6 was a native protein, with immunoprecipitation assay showed that MAb2G6 bound to a protein band of approximately 43 kDa in size, corresponding to major outer membrane protein (MOMP) of C. coli revealed by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS). Immunofluorescence assay (IFA) showed that MOMP of C. coli was indeed the antigen of MAb2G6, with immunogold-electron microscopy demonstrated that MAb2G6 conjugated with immunogold particles bound to all over the surface of C. coli cells. MAb2G6 also showed potential usage in direct detection of C. coli in faecal samples. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Immunological Methods
ISSN: 00221759
DOI: 10.1016/j.jim.2008.08.010
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