RB798, RB799, RB800, RB801, RB802, RB803, RB804, RB805, RB806 and RB807 antibodies recognize a human Aurora kinase B (AURKB) phosphorylated peptide by ELISA
Keywords:RB798, RB799, RB800, RB801, RB802, RB803, RB804, RB805, RB806, RB807, AurKB, ELISA
The recombinant antibodies RB798, RB799, RB800, RB801, RB802, RB803, RB804, RB805, RB806, and RB807 were tested by ELISA for their binding to a synthetic phosphorylated peptide from the human Aurora kinase B (AurKB) protein. Antibodies RB805 and RB806 detected both the phosphorylated and non-phosphorylated peptides, whereas the remaining antibodies selectively recognized the phosphorylated peptide.
Aurora kinase B (AurKB) (UniProt #Q96GD4) is a key regulator of the attachment between kinetochores and spindle microtubules (Andrews et al., 2004). Here we describe the ability of eight recombinant antibodies (RB798, RB799, RB800, RB801, RB802, RB803, RB804, and RB807) to selectively detect by ELISA a synthetic phosphorylated peptide from the AurKB protein. Antibodies RB805 and RB806 recognize both the phosphorylated and the non-phosphorylated forms of the AurKB peptide.
Materials & Methods
Antibodies: ABCD_RB798, ABCD_RB799, ABCD_RB800, ABCD_RB801, ABCD_RB802, ABCD_RB803, ABCD_RB804, ABCD_RB805, ABCD_RB806 and ABCD_RB807 antibodies (ABCD nomenclature, http://web.expasy.org/abcd/) were discovered by the Geneva Antibody Facility (http://unige.ch/medecine/antibodies/) and produced as mini-antibodies with the antigen-binding scFv portion fused to a human IgG1 Fc (HRB798, HRB799, HRB800, HRB801, HRB802, HRB803, HRB804, HRB805, HRB806 and HRB807). HEK293 suspension cells (growing in HEK TF medium, Xell #861-0001, supplemented with 0.1% Pluronic F68, Sigma #P1300) were transiently transfected with the vector coding for the scFv-Fc of each antibody. Supernatants (~60 to 110 mg/L) were collected after 5 days.
Antigen: The antibodies were raised against a N-biotinylated synthetic peptide corresponding to residues 223 to 233 of the AurKB protein phosphorylated on threonine 232 (pT232) (VHAPSLRRKpTM).The non-phosphorylated version of the same N-biotinylated peptide (T232) (VHAPSLRRKTM) was used as used as a negative control for the ELISA on figure 1A. An irrelevant biotinylated peptide (GVENKTPAVTpSDITYGV) from a scrambled sequence of high mobility group protein B1 (UniProt #P09429) was used as a negative control for the ELISA on figure 1B.
Protocol: The whole procedure was carried out at room temperature. Biotinylated peptides at saturating concentration (10 pmol/well) were immobilized on streptavidin-coated ELISA plates (Pierce #15124) for 30 min. Each well was rinsed three times with 100 μl of washing buffer (PBS + 0.5% (w/v) BSA + 0.05% (w/v) Tween20), then incubated for 1 hour with 50 µl of HRB antibody-containing supernatant diluted in washing buffer (Fig. 1). After rinsing 3 times (100 µl washing buffer), wells were incubated with horseradish peroxidase-coupled goat anti-human IgG (BioRad #1721050, dilution 1:1000, 50 μl per well) for 30 min. After 3 rinses, Tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) substrate (Sigma #T5569) was added (50 μl per well). The reaction was stopped by the addition of 25 μl of 2 M H2SO4. The absorbance (OD) was measured at 450 nm, and the absorbance at 570 nm was subtracted.
Antibodies RB798, RB799, RB800, RB801, RB802, RB803, RB804 and RB807 bound in a concentration-dependent manner to the phosphorylated AurKB peptide against which they were selected, but not to the non-phosphorylated peptide (Fig. 1A). RB805 and RB806 recognized both the phosphorylated and non-phosphorylated AurKB peptides but not the irrelevant peptide used as control (fig. 1B). Although these antibodies recognize specifically the AurKB peptides by ELISA, their ability to bind the full-length protein should be determined in future experiments.
Conflict of interest
Philippe Hammel is a cofounder and a shareholder of ABCD Antibodies SA.
Andrews PD, Ovechkina Y, Morrice N, Wagenbach M, Duncan K, Wordeman L, Swedlow JR. Aurora B regulates MCAK at the mitotic centromere. Dev Cell. 2004 Feb;6(2):253-68. PMID: 14960279.
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