Bordetella pertussis proteins dominating the major histocompatibility complex class II-presented epitope repertoire in human monocyte-derived dendritic cells.
This paper describes the development of a murine bank of monoclonal antibodies against Bordetella pertussis toxin, filamentous hemagglutinin (FHA), pili, lipopolysaccharide (LPS), or outer membrane proteins (OMPs). Subunits S1, S2, S3 of pertussis toxin (PT) bound immunoglobulins and glycoproteins such as fetuin and haptoglobin in an unspecific manner. The specificity of monoclonal antibodies towards subunits S1, S2, S3 or S4 of PT could be demonstrated by using purified immunoglobulins or their Fab2 fragments. A set of FHA-specific monoclonal antibodies could be differentiated on the basis of their binding to the various breakdown products present in FHA preparations. Pili-specific monoclonal antibodies reacted with either native pili or denatured pilin, and both demonstrated serotype specificity. Monoclonal antibodies to Bordetella pertussis OMPs were directed to either the virulent phase-regulated trypsin-sensitive, detergent-extractable OMPs 92 kDa, 32 kDa, and 30 kDa or the non-virulent phase-expressed, not-trypsin sensitive OMPs 38 kDa, 33kDa, and 18 kDa.