Vernon T. Oi

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The synthesis of a novel class of reagents for fluorescence analyses of molecules and cells is reported. These compounds consist of a highly fluorescent phycobiliprotein conjugated to a molecule having biological specificity. Phycoerythrin-immunoglobulin, phycoerythrin-protein A, and phycoerythrin-avidin conjugates were prepared. These conjugates bind(More)
We have studied the DNA sequences required for high level expression of a cloned heavy chain immunoglobulin gene stably introduced into mouse myeloma cells by DNA transfection. We found that DNA sequences derived from the germ line JH-C mu region are required for accurate and efficient transcription from a functionally rearranged VH promoter. Similar to(More)
We generated a family of chimeric immunoglobulin G (IgG) molecules having identical antigen-combining sites for the dansyl (DNS) hapten, in conjunction with nine heavy chain constant (CH) regions. This family of antibody molecules allows comparison of CH dependent properties independent of possible variable region contributions to IgG function. The(More)
We have created mouse-human antibody molecules of defined antigen-binding specificity by taking the variable region genes of a mouse antibody-producing myeloma cell line with known antigen-binding specificity and joining them to human immunoglobulin constant region genes using recombinant DNA techniques. Chimeric genes were constructed that utilized the(More)
We have demonstrated that there are structurally distinct membrane and secreted IgG2a immunoglobulin molecules. The membrane heavy chain is both larger and more acidic than the secreted molecule. This difference is not a result of different N-glycosidic-linked oligosaccharide chains. The membrane heavy chain also is antigenically different from its secreted(More)
Myeloma, hybridoma, and thymoma cell lines have been successfully transfected for the Escherichia coli xanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase gene (gpt) by using the plasmid vector pSV2-gpt. The transformed cells synthesize the bacterial enzyme 5-phospho-alpha-D-ribose-1-diphosphate:xanthine phosphoribosyltransferase (XGPRT; EC and have been(More)
Myeloma-spleen cell hybrids (hybridomas) producing antibody to mouse immunoglobulin allotypes have been labeled with fluorescent microspheres coupled with myeloma protein antigens. The ratio of specific to nonspecific microsphere binding by viable hybridoma cells was about 100:1. By using a modified fluorescence-activated cell sorter (FACS), selected(More)
We have generated a new series of monoclonal antibodies recognizing allotypic determinants on mouse IgG1, IgG2a, and IgG2b. In this communication we describe their reactivity at the molecular level. A number of genetic specificities (as defined by reactivity with sera from inbred strains) were divided into subspecificities (allotopes) by these analyses.(More)