Armen Petrossian

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Syngeneic polyclonal antibodies were elicited to an affinity labeled high affinity (2-3 X 10(10) M-1) anti-fluorescein murine IgG2a monoclonal antibody. Hyperimmune ascites fluid was tested for reactivity with homologous liganded, affinity labeled and non-liganded Fab fragments derived from the high affinity antibody. Binding results demonstrated antibody(More)
Kinetic and equilibrium aspects of the recognition of antigenic model membranes by antibodies have been studied. Monoclonal anti-fluorescein IgG and its monovalent Fab fragment were allowed to interact with a fluorescein-lipid hapten that was incorporated into phospholipid vesicles. The binding was assayed in the nanomolar hapten concentration range by(More)
In the preceding paper (Petrossian, A. and Owicki, J.C. (1984), Biochim. Biophys. Acta 776, 217-227), we describe the binding of a monoclonal anti-fluorescein antibody to a membrane bound fluorescein-lipid hapten. Those results suggest that some of the hapten fluorescein moiety is extended away from the membrane surface and is available for antibody(More)
The synthesis of a fluorescent lipid for use in studies of immune recognition of model membranes is described. The molecule has the basic structure HAPTEN-SPACER-LIPID, where fluorescein is the hapten, an oligopeptide (triglycine) is the spacer, and dipalmitoylphosphatidylethanolamine (DPPE) is the lipid. The spacer, which is necessary for immunological(More)
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