in a panel of 10 monoclonal antibodies raised against human LDL we detected three antibodies (named 5A, 6B, and 6E) which recognize both apolipoprotein B-100 and B-48. Antibody 5A inhibited, in a dose dependent manner, the interaction of 125I-LDL with their receptor on human skin fibroblasts. Using thrombolytic fragments, the epitope of antibody 5A was mapped to the carboxy terminal region of apo B-48. MAB 5A was equipotent with MAB Mb 47, an inhibitory antibody whose epitose lies near a putative receptor binding domain of apo B in thrombolytic fragment T2. These findings suggest that areas other than the carboxy terminal portion of apo B-100 may participate in the LDL-receptor interaction, either directly or by determining the exposition of high affinity sites of apo B-100.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 15 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology