Diagnostic and Therapeutic Antibodies by Andrew J.T. GeorgeDiagnostic and Therapeutic Antibodies by Andrew J.T. George

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Antibodies

EditorAndrew J.T. George, Catherine E. Urch

Paperback | November 9, 2010

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A team of experts comprehensively review the theoretical and practical aspects of applying antibodies in both the laboratory and clinic. For general understanding, the book thoroughly introduces the basic science of the antibody molecule, including recombinant engineering. Several novel in vivo applications of therapeutic antibodies are then presented to illustrate their special value in varied clinical settings. For those new to the field, there are readily reproducible methods for generating and purifying antibodies and for modifying them for clinical application. Timely and comprehensive, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Antibodies offers today's researchers a concise introduction to the field, as well as a highly useful compendium of practical protocols that will greatly facilitate the application of these powerful new diagnostic and therapeutic agents.
Title:Diagnostic and Therapeutic AntibodiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:494 pagesPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617371955

ISBN - 13:9781617371950

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Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction. The Antibody Molecule, Andrew J. T. George. Polyclonal and Monoclonal Antibodies, Mary A. Ritter. Engineering Antibody Molecules, Rakesh Verma and Ekaterini Boleti. Phage Display Technology, Michael Johns. Part II. Antibodies in Medicine. Prospects for the Application of Antibodies in Medicine, Herman Waldmann. Antibodies for Neoplastic Disease: Solid Tumors, Ian T. W. Matthews. The Application of Monoclonal Antibodies in the Treatment of Lymphoma, Martin J. Glennie, Jamie Honeychurch, Ruth R. French, and Alison L. Tutt. Antibodies for Inflammatory Disease: Effector Cells, Richard Smith. Antibodies for Inflammatory Disease: Cytokines, Peter C. Taylor. Antibodies for Transplantation, Denise L. Faustman. Antibody-Based Therapies in Infectious Diseases, H. Barbaros Oral and Cezmi A. Akdis. Antibodies in Nuclear Medicine, A. Michael Peters. Animal Models for Tumor Localization, Gail Rowlinson-Busza. Antibodies for Immunoassays, David J. Newman. Part III. Ethics and Industry. Intellectual Property, William M. Brown. From Laboratory to Clinic: The Story of CAMPATH-1, Geoff Hale and Herman Waldmann. Part IV. Production and Purification. Production of Monoclonal Antibodies, Jóna Freysdóttir. Purification of Monoclonal Antibodies Using Protein A/G, Bridget Heelan. Preparation of Monoclonal Antibodies Using Ion Exchange Chromatography, Maureen Power. Quality Control of Raw Materials, Patrick Harrison and Geoff Hale. Cell Banks and Stability of Antibody Production, Pru Bird and Geoff Hale. Measurement of Endotoxin, Jenny Phillips, Patrick Harrison, and Geoff Hale. Aseptic Vial Filling, Kuldip Bhamra, Patrick Harrison, and Geoff Hale. Measurement of Antibody Concentrations by Hemagglutination, Jenny Phillips and Geoff Hale. Part V. Modification of Antibodies. Enzymatic Digestion of Monoclonal Antibodies, Sarah M. Andrew. How to Make Bispecific Antibodies, Ruth R. French. Radiolabeling Monoclonal Antibodies, Calvin S. R. Gooden. Determination of the Immunoreactivity of Radiolabeled Monoclonal Antibodies, Gail Rowlinson-Busza. Use of Biosensors to Measure the Kinetics of Antibody-Antigen Interactions, Andrew J. T. George. Part VI. Application of Antibodies In Vitro. How to Set Up an ELISA, Bill Jordan. Measurement of HAMA and Anti-Idiotypic Antibodies, Steve Nicholson. SDS-PAGE and Western Blotting, Abdulhamid A. Al-Tubuly. Flow Cytometric Analysis, Paul F. McKay. Immunocytochemistry, Susan Van Noorden. Immunolabeling for Electron Microscopy, Catherine E. Sarraf. Part VII. Antibody Engineering. PCR of the V-Region, Rakesh Verma. Phage Display Technology: Protocols, Michael Johns and Donald B. Palmer. Index.

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"...a welcome addition to the clinician's medical library....written by experts in the field and cover a broad selection of issues, ranging from the basic structure of antibodies to intellectual property rights....Although the chapters can stand independently, the editors have made a major effort to cross-index them by giving references to related material in other chapters....this is a comprehensive book that should be useful to anyone interested in the use of antibodies for therapy, diagnosis, or laboratory investigation. As someone who is currently involved in the development of an antibody-based therapy, I found this book to be quite complete and well written. In many ways it can serve as a manual for the development and use of antibody reagents. The chapters are liberally sprinkled with welcome advice.... For clinicians, the book can provide a handy reference for the many types of antibody reagents available for clinical use, as well as information on serological assays. This book fills an important niche in the literature on antibody-based therapies, at a time when reagents are finding their way into clinical use in ever-increasing numbers." - Clinical Infectious Diseases