Monoclonal anti GP-70 antibodies (BI) were generated in mice and used for screening of various malignant and non-malignant cell lines. The reactivity of these monoclonal antibodies was compared with that obtained with the polyclonal anti GP-70 antibody described in earlier studies [1-3]. The results indicated complete similarity in reactivity of both of the antibodies used. Furthermore, the reactivity of BI antibodies with cell samples obtained from a variety of leukemia and lymphoma patients and with peripheral blood samples from healthy blood donors was also very similar to the pattern of specificity described in earlier reports for the polyclonal preparation. From these studies we conclude that the monoclonal antibodies can substitute the polyclonal anti GP-70 antibodies in the diagnosis and subtyping of B-type leukemias and lymphomas.
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- Immunology and Allergy