A spontaneous variant of an antidigoxin hybridoma antibody with increased affinity arises from a heavy chain signal peptide mutation.

The A/J murine hybridoma cell line 40-150 secretes antidigoxin antibodies with high affinity for digoxin. A first-order spontaneous mutant (40-150 A2.4) produces antibodies containing a mutation at heavy chain position 94 resulting in reduced affinity for digoxin. A second-order mutant (40-150 A2.4 P.10) derived from 40-150 A2.4 produces two species of… CONTINUE READING