• W F Piessens

      Articles written in Journal of Biosciences

    • Monoclonal antibodies againstWuchereria bancrofti microfilarial excretory-secretory antigens

      M V R Reddy W F Piessens B C Harinath

      More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF

      A battery of monoclonal antibodies were produced againstWuchereria bancrofti microfilarial excretory-secretory antigens and their specificity was studied using different filarial antigens. Among the 1116 wells plated out, 42 % of the wells developed hybrids and 5 % of the hybrids showed antiWuchereria bancrofti microfilarial excretory-secretory antigens. Specificity studies on the antibodies produced from 63 cloned and expanded hybrids showed 10 clones which were specifically positive only toWuchereria bancrofti microfilarial excretory-secretory antigens.

    • Diagnostic utility of monoclonal antibodies raised against microfilarial excretory-secretory antigens in bancroftian filariasis

      M V R Reddy P Rama Prasad W F Piessens B C Harinath

      More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF

      Two monoclonal antibodiesWuchereria bancrofti E 33 andWuchereria bancrofli E 34 raised againstWuchereria bancrofti microfilarial excretory-secretory antigens were studied for their diagnostic utility.Wuchereria bancrofti E 34 monoclonal antibody was found to be relatively specific and sensitive in detection of circulating filarial antigen. WhenWuchereria bancrofti E 34 monoclonal antibody was used alongwith immunoglobulin G fraction of human filarial serum immunoglobulins in double antibody sandwich enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. 68% of microfilaraemic sera (26 out of 38). 12% of clinical filarial sera (3 out of 25), 13% endemic normal sera (2 out of 15) and none of the 20 non-endemic normal sera showed the presence of filarial antigen. The filarial antigen detected byWuchereria bancrofti E 34 monoclonal antibody in double antibody sandwich enzyme linked immunosorbent assay is possibly associated with the active stage (microfilaraemia) of infection.

  • Journal of Biosciences | News

© 2017-2019 Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru.