Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 2408551
Ann. Inst. Pasteur Immunol. 1985 Mar-Apr;136C(2):195-209
A mouse monoclonal antibody was produced against the most frequent allergen Ag Dg1ief, purified from the Dactylis glomerata grass pollen by isoelectric focusing. Using the immunoprint technique, this monoclonal antibody detected Ag Dg1ief in D. glomerata pollen and some cross-reacting molecules in four other grass pollens. This hybridoma was grown in ascitic fluid. An immunosorbent was made from it and, by affinity chromatography, was used to purify monoclonal Ag Dg1m from the pollen extract. Ag Dg1m (6,000 to 8,000 daltons) appeared to be 4 to 5 times smaller than Ag Dg1ief. It appeared as a weak allergen in passive cutaneous anaphylaxis in rats, but was more potent in triggering histamine release on human basophils from grass-pollen sensitive patients. These results suggest that Ag Dg1m could be a part of the Ag Dg1ief used to induce production of this monoclonal antibody.