Variable region gene analysis of 2 human monoclonal-antibodies to gd3.


We analyzed the genetic origins of anti-GD3 antibodies by comparing nucleotide sequences of the variable regions from the human monoclonal antibody (mAb), 27-26 (mu, k), established from a patient with leukemia, and another human anti-GD3 mAb, HJM-1 (mu, lambda) derived from a patient with melanoma. The variable regions of 27-26 and HJM-1 were remarkably… (More)