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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1981 Apr 01;784:2335-9.
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Monoclonal antibodies against myofibrillar components of rat skeletal muscle decorate the intermediate filaments of cultured cells.

Lin JJ .

Monospecific antibodies were produced in vitro by fusing mouse myeloma cells with spleen cells from a BALB/c mouse immunized with rat skeletal myofibrils. After cloning 3 times on agarose, two stable clones were obtained and chosen for further characterization. The first clone, JLB1, produced an antibody that recognizing an antigen distributed in the M-line region and on either site of the Z line of myofibrils. The second clone, JLB7, produced an antibody reacting only with an antigen located at the M-line region of myofibrils. Both JLB1 and JLB7 antibodies decorate the typical intermediate filaments of a variety of cultured cells. Colcemid treatment of cells before reaction with both antibodies resulted in the coiling or capping (or both) of the fibers around the nucleus. Brief treatment of cells with cytochalasin B did not affect the integrity of the fibers stained by both antibodies whereas, under the same conditions, microfilament bundles visualized by another monoclonal antibody (JLA20) against actin were disassembled into many aggregates in the cytoplasm. Identical staining patterns of the intermediate filaments are obtained by double-label immunofluorescence microscopy of the same cell stained with these monoclonal antibodies and rabbit autoimmune serum (which has been shown to react with the components of the intermediate filaments). By using immunoprecipitation, protein bands at 210,000 and 95,000 daltons from chicken embryo fibroblasts were identified as the potential antigens recognized by JLB1 and JLB7 monoclonal antibodies, respectively. The widespread occurrence of these antigenic determinants in different cultured cells suggests the highly conservative property of these intermediate-filament components.

PubMed ID: 7017730
PMC ID: PMC319340

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Species referenced: Xenopus
Genes referenced: actl6a
Antibodies: Acta1 Ab1

References [+] :
Blose, Ten-nanometer filaments and mitosis: maintenance of structural continuity in dividing endothelial cells. 1979, Pubmed