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Selective antibodies to methadone enantiomers: synthesis of (R)- and (R,S)-methadone conjugates and determination by an immunoenzymatic method in human serum.

Selective antibodies to (R)-methadone (Mtd) and to its racemate were produced in rabbits by immunization with conjugates of (R)- or (R,S)-hemisuccinyl-methadol-bovine serum albumin, respectively. A hapten was first prepared by reduction of (R)- or (R,S)-Mtd with sodium borohydride, followed by esterification with succinic anhydride. The conjugation of hapten with albumin was achieved by the mixed anhydride method. After immunization of rabbits, the titers and specificity of each antibody were determined by ELISA. The antibodies obtained were tested with (R)-, (S)-, (R,S)-Mtd, its major metabolite (EDDP), and some drugs of abuse (morphine, codeine, cocaine). The sensitivities of antibodies to (R)- and (R,S)-Mtd were about 1 and 2 ng/ml, respectively. Selective (R)-antibodies recognized (R)-Mtd about 40 times more avidly than the (S)-isomer, while an antiserum against (R,S)-Mtd recognized (R)- and (S)-isomers to about the same degree. Both selective antibodies showed little interference (about 0.5%) with EDDP metabolite and no crossreactivity with morphine, codeine, and cocaine. These two selective antibodies were used to develop an immunoenzymatic method (ELISA) for the determination of (R)- and (R,S)-Mtd in serum samples of patients under maintenance treatment for narcotic addiction.[1]

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  1. Selective antibodies to methadone enantiomers: synthesis of (R)- and (R,S)-methadone conjugates and determination by an immunoenzymatic method in human serum. Chikhi-Chorfi, N., Galons, H., Pham-Huy, C., Thevenin, M., Warnet, J.M., Claude, J.R. Chirality. (2001) [Pubmed]
 
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