Development of a Bacterial Macroarray for the Rapid Screening of Targeted Antibody-Secreted Hybridomas

Published on 2018-10-10T12:00:00Z (GMT) by
<div><p>Hybridoma screening is a key step for the successful generation of high-affinity analyte-specific monoclonal antibodies (MAbs). This work presents an innovative screening method, known as a bacterial macroarray, generated by contact printing of hybridoma cell supernatant samples on a nitrocellulose (NC) membrane initially coated with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)–labeled bacteria. Given that bacterial fixation will be influenced by complex bacterial surface structures, we selected both gram-positive bacteria (<i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> and <i>Listeria monocytogenes</i>) and gram-negative bacteria (<i>Escherichia coli O157:H7</i> and <i>Cronobacter sakazakii</i>) to optimize the fixation conditions for binding to the NC membrane, such as the aperture of the NC membrane, the concentration of bacteria, the dosage of glycerin in the spotting buffer, and the fixation time and temperature. As a result, we found that a better bacterial macroarray could be developed when the spotting buffer, containing 10<sup>11</sup> CFU mL<sup>−1</sup> of FITC-labeled bacteria and 15% (V/V) glycerol, was spotted onto a 0.45 µm NC membrane with an incubation of 2 h at 37 °C. Finally, we verified the stability and specificity of the prepared bacterial macroarray by detecting cell cultures with the addition of two MAbs (<i>Escherichia coli O157:H7</i> MAb E7 and <i>Cronobacter sakazakii</i> MAb 1E9) to simulate the screening experiments. Here, we describe a bacterial macroarray to efficiently screen the targeted antibody-secreted hybridomas.</p></div>

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Li, Jie; Zhai, XuZhao; Ding, Chengchao; Liu, Yali; Dong, Qingli; Xu, Dongpo; et al. (2018): Development of a Bacterial Macroarray for the Rapid Screening of Targeted Antibody-Secreted Hybridomas. SAGE Journals. Collection.