Selective cytotoxic effects of immunotoxin--monoclonal anti-AFP-abrin-A chain conjugate on several human hepatoma cell lines.

A highly specific monoclonal antibody (anti-AFP) against alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) was linked to N-succinimidyl-3-(2-pyridyldithio)propionate (SPDP) to form conjugates which were purified with a protein A-sepharose CL-4B affinity column. The conjugate, PDP-Anti-AFP was then covalently coupled to the toxic abrin-A chain to synthesize immunotoxins. The… CONTINUE READING