A novel covalent modification of antibodies at their amino groups with retention of antigen-binding activity.

A novel method of covalent modification of antibodies at their amino groups with retention of antigen-binding activity is described. The procedure is as follows: (a) blockade of those amino groups of antibodies whose integrity is essential to their antigen-binding activity with 2,3-dimethylmaleic anhydride, a reversible amino group-blocking reagent; (b… CONTINUE READING