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The replacement of serum in hybridoma cultures is considered. The focus is on the effects of serum-free media on hybridoma growth and monoclonal antibody secretion. Comparative literature data with serum supplemented cultures are discussed with an analysis of serum-free formulations and selection rules for the serum-free ingredients. In general, serum-free(More)
The effect of glycosylation on the assembly and antigenicity of HLA antigens was investigated by examining HLA antigens synthesized in the presence of the antibiotic tunicamycin, an inhibitor of asparagine-linked oligosaccharide addition, with monoclonal antibodies specific for a variety of antigenic determinants. The monoclonal antibody Q5/13 reactive with(More)
Lymphocytes from regional lymph nodes of patients with colon cancer were fused with a human lymphoblastoid cell line with or without in vitro immunization. The efficacy of these two protocols for the generation of human monoclonal antibodies against colon cancer was investigated. The hyperplastic lymph nodes adjacent to the tumor were the best source of B(More)
Human-human hybridomas derived from fusing lymph node lymphocytes with UC 729-6 were adapted to grow in commercially available serum-free medium and were compared with serum-supplemented [10% fetal bovine serum (FBS)] cultures. Over a 6-d period, no significant changes occurred in the growth of the cells in 10% FBS or serum-free medium. In cultures(More)
BACKGROUND The human monoclonal antibody SK-1 recognizes a glycoprotein expressed on the majority of colon cancer tissues. In the current study, we evaluated the safety, toxicity and preliminary efficacy of escalating dosages of SK-1 in patients with advanced colon cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS SK-1 was administered intravenously at 2, 4 or 10 mg three(More)
Human lymph node lymphocytes from cancer patients were fused with either the UC 729-6 or SHFP-1 human fusion partners. Resulting human-human hybridomas were tetraploid, expressed markers from both parent cells, and secreted approximately 1 microgram Ig/10(6) cells/ml/day. Immunofluorescence analysis of some of the human MAbs with a panel of normal and(More)