Reconstitution of phage-neutralizing activity was observed after admixture of separated L and H polypeptide chains of purified antibodies obtained from single sheep or guinea pigs and directed against f1 and f2 phages. Hybrid mixtures of complementary chains of antiphage antibodies and γ-globulins of the same animal showed less activity than the homologous mixtures of chains from antibodies of the same specificity. 7S interspecies molecular hybrids could be formed between L or H chains of sheep γ-globulins and the complementary chains of guinea pig γ-globulins. In contrast to the results obtained within a single animal species, mixtures of L or H chains of antiphage antibodies from one species with the complementary chains of antibodies to the same phage from the other species showed slight or negligible potentiation of neutralizing activity.
RECONSTITUTION OF ANTIPHAGE ANTIBODIES FROM L AND H POLYPEPTIDE CHAINS AND THE FORMATION OF INTERSPECIES MOLECULAR HYBRIDS
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M. Fougereau, D. E. Olins, G. M. Edelman; RECONSTITUTION OF ANTIPHAGE ANTIBODIES FROM L AND H POLYPEPTIDE CHAINS AND THE FORMATION OF INTERSPECIES MOLECULAR HYBRIDS . J Exp Med 1 September 1964; 120 (3): 349–358. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.120.3.349
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