Kazuyoshi Miyamoto

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We screened six mouse monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against prion protein (PrP), which were previously established in our laboratory, for inhibitory activity against PrP(Sc)-accumulation in scrapie-infected cell lines and identified two mAbs, 3S9 and 2H9, as possessing this inhibitory activity. mAb 3S9 recognized an epitope including 154th tyrosine in the(More)
We previously reported the development of chicken monoclonal antibodies (mAb) against mammalian-conserved molecules by cell fusion and phage display using the mouse mAb expression vector pPDS. However, chicken hybridomas produce relatively small amounts of antibody when compared with mouse hybridomas, and application of the pPDS may be limited in(More)
Four monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) specific for prion protein (PrP) were generated by using PrP-knockout mice immunized with a scrapie-infected mouse neuroblastoma cell line (N2a/22L). The MAbs reacted with both the cellular form (PrP(C)) and the protease K-treated form (PrP(Sc)) on Western blotting. Of the four MAbs, three recognized mouse and hamster PrP,(More)
We generated two recombinant chicken IgYs, designated Ab3-15 and Ab4-19, against mammalian prion protein (PrP) from the single chain fragment of variable region (scFv) antibodies. These two antibodies recognized PrP(Sc) from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle and were more sensitive than the corresponding scFv antibodies. These antibodies also(More)
Recently, we reported the application of a recombinant chicken IgY monoclonal antibody, Ab3-15, against mammalian prion protein (PrP), for the diagnosis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in cattle. In this study, we have characterized a soluble, single-chain variable fragment (scFv) form of this antibody, sphAb3-15 using brain homogenates from mice. This(More)
A panel of chicken monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) was developed against prion protein (PrP), the sequence of which is a highly conserved molecule among mammals. A portion of the splenocytes from chickens immunized with recombinant mouse PrP was fused with the chicken B cell line, MuH1. The remaining splenocytes were used to generate the recombinant mAbs by(More)
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