Production of large amounts of mouse polyclonal antisera

Kurpisz, Maciej ; Gupta, Satish K. ; Fulgham, David L. ; Alexander, Nancy J. (1988) Production of large amounts of mouse polyclonal antisera Journal of Immunological Methods, 115 (2). pp. 195-198. ISSN 0022-1759

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A simple and inexpensive method for producing larger volumes of mouse polyclonal antisera is described. Groups of BALB/c mice were immunized with different human sperm antigens classified according to molecular weight. Mice were immunized twice with the antigen, twice pristane pretreated, and then injected with a non-antibody-secreting myeloma cell line to induce ascites formation. Antibody activity of the ascites fluid approximated that of the serum. Thus, one mouse can provide about six times the amount of antibody-containing fluid usually obtained after conventional immunization. This method also may be applicable for ascites fluid production in nude mice.

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Keywords:Ascites; Polyclonal Antiserum; Sperm Antigen
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