Data from: Generation of a monoclonal antibody recognizing the heavily glycosylated CD45 Protein and its application on identifying circulating tumor cells
Zhang, Weikai et al. (2019), Data from: Generation of a monoclonal antibody recognizing the heavily glycosylated CD45 Protein and its application on identifying circulating tumor cells, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.gg0nk
Here, we provide direct evidence that using recombinant proteins expressed in eukaryotic cells as antigen is a practical way to generate monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against heavily glycosylated proteins. Heavily glycosylated proteins are typically difficult targets for mAb generation, being limited by unsatisfactory affinity and low specificity. Using the heavily glycosylated CD45 protein as an example, we demonstrate the entire process of expressing the protein in eukaryotic cells and using it as an antigen to generate CD45-targeting mAbs in mice. The mAbs generated showed robust affinity and specificity, which are crucial factors for differentiate circulating tumor cells from white blood cells in human breast cancer patient samples. Only 1 cell fusion and 2 cyclic sub-cloning steps were necessary before mAbs with satisfactory performance were obtained.