L. Scott Rodkey

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Monoclonal anti-DNA autoantibody BV 04-01 catalyzed hydrolysis of DNA in the presence of Mg2+ ions. DNA hydrolyzing activity was associated with BV 04-01 IgG, Fab, and SCA 04-01 proteins. Pronounced cleavage specificity for both ss and dsDNA was observed with efficient hydrolysis of the C-rich region of the oligonucleotide A7C7ATATAGCGCGT7 as well as(More)
Monoclonal anti-DNA autoantibody BV 04-01 catalyzed hydrolysis of DNA in the presence of Mg2+. Catalysis was associated with BV 04-01 IgG, Fab, and single-chain-antibody (SCA) proteins. Cleavage of both ss and dsDNA was observed with efficient hydrolysis of the C-rich region of A7C7ATATAGCGCGT2, as well as a preference for cleaving within CG-rich regions of(More)
The antibody response of a single outbred rabbit was studied throughout three rounds of injections with Micrococcus lysodeikticus vaccine over a 31-mo period. The first-round response was characterized by a vigorous anti- micrococcus response and a strong anti-IgG rheumatoid factor response. The second-round response consisted of a triad of interacting(More)
Quality control of murine hybridoma secretory products was performed using two variations of the isoelectric focusing affinity immunoblot analysis. The first approach employed antigen-coated nitrocellulose placed on top of an acrylamide gel containing isoelectrically focused ascites to bind antigen specific monoclonal antibody (MoAb). Murine antibody bound(More)
An alternative method devised to isolate functionally active antibody F(ab')2 fragments required fewer manipulations and used less serum than do methods generally used. The method involved pepsin digestion of the whole globulin fraction precipitated from as little as 3 ml of serum. Chromatographic separation of the digest on Sephadex G-150 yielded two(More)
OBJECTIVE The addition of ultrasonography and ultrasonographically directed fetal blood sampling was attempted in an effort to study the fetal effects of red blood cell alloimmunization in a rabbit model. STUDY DESIGN Nineteen New Zealand does were alloimmunized to incompatible red blood cells. Sensitized does were bred twice, once with a homozygous buck(More)
Outbred rabbits were immunized with keyhole limpet hemocyanin diazotized to p-aminophenyl-N-trimethylammonium chloride (TMA). Anti-TMA antibodies were specifically purified and the F(ab')2 fragments were isolated after pepsin digestion. Glutaraldehyde-polymerized anti-TMA F(ab')2 fragments were reinjected back into the same animal that synthesized the(More)