Author(s): Eliasson M, Olsson A, Palmcrantz E, Wiberg K, Ingans M,
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Abstract Chimeric Fc receptors, consisting of the IgG-binding domains of both staphylococcal protein A and streptococcal protein G, were constructed. An efficient bacterial expression system was used to produce the recombinant proteins, which vary in size and number of IgG-binding domains. The purified receptors were analyzed by immunodiffusion and a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to establish the relative binding strength to various polyclonal and monoclonal immunoglobulins from different species. The results demonstrate that protein A and protein G have complementary binding patterns and that the chimeric receptors retain the binding capacities of both the parental constituents. This suggests that these novel chimeric receptors might be versatile reagents for immunochemical assays.
This article was published in J Biol Chem
and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics