Gene-based vaccination and screening methods to develop monoclonal antibodies

M. Pirouz Daftarian, Aram Vosoughi, Vance Lemmon

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Gene-based in vivo electroporation has the potential to be used as a "protein-free" method to elicit immune responses and to generate monoclonal antibodies (mAb) against proteins/peptides in hosts. However, the method is very useful to raise mAbs against proteins and peptides and not for carbohydrates, lipids, or haptens. Nevertheless, making mAb using this potent method faces a few challenges: the parameters of the electroporation needs further standardized, the final boost still needs protein antigens, and the primary screening of the clones requires purified protein. We present methods to overcome these challenges by an optimized electroporation framework and a method to use transiently transfected cells for the final boost, as well as for screening of the resulting clones via the use of an "In-Cell Western" method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationElectroporation Protocols
Subtitle of host publicationPreclinical and Clinical Gene Medicine
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781461496311
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Antibodies electroporation
  • Gene
  • In-Cell Western
  • Screening
  • Vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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