HLA-DP epitope typing using monoclonal antibodies.


We have made a panel of murine anti-DP monoclonal antibodies for serological typing of HLA-DP polymorphisms; they can be used in microcytotoxicity (for 7 epitopes) and binding assays (for 8 epitopes). The antibodies detect polymorphic differences in both alpha and beta chains. As immunogens we sometimes used B-lymphoblastoid lines or purified DP molecules… (More)