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Monoclonal antibodies against Candida tropicalis mannan: antigen detection by enzyme immunoassay and immunofluorescence.

Three strains of mice were immunized with Candida tropicalis cell walls, and antibodies against mannan were detected by indirect enzyme immunoassay (EIA) in 3 of 9 BALB/c mice, 4 of 11 C57BL/6 mice, and 4 of 8 CFW mice. Responding mice produced immunoglobulin M (IgM), but IgG was not detected in their sera. Fusion of the high-responder BALB/c mouse with a plasmacytoma cell line resulted in 41 clones secreting antimannan monoclonal antibodies (MAbs). Four clones selected for propagation included one IgM and one IgG MAb that reacted with mannans of Candida albicans serotypes A and B and of C. tropicalis and two IgM MAbs specific for an epitope only in the mannans of C. albicans serotype A and C. tropicalis. One of the IgM MAbs, CB6, was an effective substitute for rabbit antibodies in the double-antibody sandwich EIA to detect antigenemia produced in rabbits infected with C. albicans A or C. tropicalis. It could function either as the peroxidase-conjugated indicator antibody or as the capture antibody. Two MAbs, CB6 (C. tropicalis and C. albicans A specific) and AC3 (C. tropicalis and C. albicans A and B specific), functioned in place of polyclonal antisera in the serotyping of C. albicans by immunofluorescence. There was 95.8% agreement in the results of serotyping using MAbs as reagents compared with rabbit antisera. Competitive inhibition in EIA between CB6 and monospecific antisera against C. albicans factors 1, 4, and 6 indicated that CB6 binds to an epitope which is probably factor 6. Serologic similarity between factor 4 and the binding site of MAb AC3 was also determined.[1]


  1. Monoclonal antibodies against Candida tropicalis mannan: antigen detection by enzyme immunoassay and immunofluorescence. Reiss, E., de Repentigny, L., Kuykendall, R.J., Carter, A.W., Galindo, R., Auger, P., Bragg, S.L., Kaufman, L. J. Clin. Microbiol. (1986) [Pubmed]
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