Antibodies to an N-terminal synthetic peptide of mouse γ interferon (MoIFNγ) neutralized the antiviral activity of MoIFNγ but not MoIFNα β, human IFNα (HuIFNα), HuIFNβ or cynomologus monkey IFNγ (CynIFNγ). Comparatively, antibodies to mouse N-terminal synthetic peptide showed only 10% reciprocal cross-reactivity in neutralization tests against heterologous HuIFNγ and 13% cross-reactivity in the ELISA test against Hu N-terminal peptide. The predetermined specificity of these antibodies make them powerful tools for studying antigenic relatedness and biological properties of IFNγs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Dec 28 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology