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Generation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies to human keratinocyte growth factor receptor.

Keratinocyte growth factor receptor ( KGFR) and fibroblast growth factor receptor ( FGFR) 2c share identical amino acid sequences, except for a 46-amino acid domain in the extracellular region. Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) specific to KGFR have not been reported nor are commercially available. In this study, we generated murine MAbs specific to KGFR in non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice using a modified Repeated Immunizations at Multiple Sites (RIMMS) technology. Stable cell lines expressing the full-length human KGFR or FGFR2c were produced to facilitate the identification of KGFR-specific MAbs. Following the initial screening of hybridoma clones with a fluorescence-based, confocal cell detection method and ELISA, KGFR-specific MAbs were selected and confirmed by flow cytometry and Western blot analyses. Antagonistic MAbs were identified using a cell-based functional assay. These KGFR MAbs will be important reagents for studying the biological function and tissue distribution of this receptor in normal and pathological conditions.[1]


  1. Generation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies to human keratinocyte growth factor receptor. Wei, P., Zhan, J., Liu, S., Chang, D., Haldankar, R., Burkhardt, K., Crouse, J., Hui, J., Juan, T., Talvenheimo, J., Kim, H., Li, L., Boone, T., Borges, L. Hybridoma (2005) (2006) [Pubmed]
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