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Establishment of monoclonal antibodies against a novel eosinophil-specific cell surface molecule, major facilitator super family domain containing 10

Authors
Journal
Immunology Letters
0165-2478
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
147
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.imlet.2012.07.001
Keywords
  • Allergic Inflammation
  • Eosinophils
  • Mfsd10
  • Microarray Analysis
  • Monoclonal Antibody
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Eosinophilic inflammation is the prominent feature of bronchial asthma, though the importance of eosinophils in the pathogenesis of this disease is controversial. We here established monoclonal antibodies against a newly identified cell surface molecule specifically expressed on mouse eosinophils. Eosinophils were highly purified from small intestine lamina propria and thymus as CD11c+Gr1lowF4/80+B220− cells. Upon comparative microarray analysis for mRNA expressed in eosinophils and other leukocytes, major facilitator super family domain containing 10 (Mfsd10) was identified as a novel eosinophil-specific cell surface molecule. Hybridomas were established from spleen cells of rats immunized with Mfsd10-introduced Ba/F3 cells. One of three monoclonal antibodies against Mfsd10 displayed selective binding activity against eosinophils recovered in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of ovalbumin-immunized and -challenged mice. Administration of this antibody in vivo induced a significant reduction of eosinophils recruited in the allergic lungs. Anti-Mfsd10 antibody is useful for investigating the pathophysiological roles of eosinophils with its selective binding and neutralizing activity for mouse eosinophils.

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