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Immunochemical approach to the mapping of an assembled epitope of human chorionic gonadotropin: Proximity of CTP-alpha to the receptor binding region of the beta-subunit

Venkatesh, N and Murthy, GS (1997) Immunochemical approach to the mapping of an assembled epitope of human chorionic gonadotropin: Proximity of CTP-alpha to the receptor binding region of the beta-subunit. In: Journal of Immunological Methods, 202 (2). pp. 173-182.

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Abstract

A single-step solid-phase RIA (SS-SPRIA) developed in our laboratory using hybridoma culture supernatants has been utilised for the quantitation of epitope-paratope interactions. Using SS-SPRIA as a quantitative tool for the assessment of epitope stability, it was found that several assembled epitopes of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) are differentially stable to proteolysis and chemical modification. Based on these observations an approach has been developed for identifying the amino acid residues constituting an epitopic region. This approach has now been used to map an assembled epitope at/near the receptor binding region of the hormone. The mapped site forms a part of the seat belt region and the cystine knot region (C34-C38-C88-C90-H106). The carboxy terminal region of the alpha-subunit forms a part of the epitope indicating its proximity to the receptor binding region. These results are in agreement with the reported receptor binding region identified through other approaches and the X-ray crystal structure of hCG.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Monoclonal antibody;human chorionic gonadotropin;single-step solid-phase radioimmunoassay;assembled epitope;carboxy terminal region;epitope mapping.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics (formed by the merger of DBGL and CRBME)
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2009 06:01
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/19527

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