Sophie Venet

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The MHC class-I related receptor or neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) protects IgG and albumin from degradation by rescuing them in endothelial cells in a pH dependent fashion and consequently increases their respective half-lives. Monoclonal antibody-based therapies are of increasing interest and characterizing the interaction with FcRn is important for the(More)
pH-dependent antibodies are engineered to release their target at a slightly acidic pH, a property making them suitable for clinical as well as biotechnological applications. Such antibodies were previously obtained by histidine scanning of pre-existing antibodies, a labor-intensive strategy resulting in antibodies that displayed residual binding to their(More)
The use of next generation sequencing (NGS) for the analysis of antibody sequences both in phage display libraries and during in vitro selection processes has become increasingly popular in the last few years. Here, our methods developed for DNA preparation, sequencing and data analysis are presented. A key parameter has also been to develop new software(More)
The plasticity of natural immunoglobulin repertoires can be exploited for the generation of phage display libraries. Secondary lymphoid organs, such as the spleen and the lymph nodes, constitute interesting sources of diversity because they are rich in B cells, part of which can be affinity matured. These organs, however, differ in their anatomical(More)
Antibody repertoires are characterized by diversity as they vary not only amongst individuals and post antigen exposure but also differ significantly between vertebrate species. Such plasticity can be exploited to generate human antibody libraries featuring hallmarks of these diverse repertoires. In this study, the focus was to capture CDRH3 sequences, as(More)
Phage display has emerged as one of the leading technologies for the selection of highly specific monoclonal antibodies, offering a number of advantages over traditional methods of antibody generation. While there are various possibilities to conduct phage display (e.g., solution panning, solid-phase panning), whole cell panning is an elegant way to present(More)
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