Archives of Dermatological Research

, Volume 290, Issue 7, pp 360–366

The monoclonal antibody AS02 recognizes a protein on human fibroblasts being highly homologous to Thy-1

Authors

  • A. Saalbach
    • Department of Dermatology, University Leipzig, Liebigstrasse 21, 04103 Leipzig, Germany Tel. +49 341-97 18 651; Fax +49 341-97 18 659
  • Regine Kraft
    • Max-Delbrück-Center of Molecular Medicine, Robert-Rössle-Strasse 10, D-13125 Berlin-Buch, Germany
  • Konrad Herrmann
    • Department of Dermatology, University Leipzig, Liebigstrasse 21, 04103 Leipzig, Germany Tel. +49 341-97 18 651; Fax +49 341-97 18 659
  • U.-F. Haustein
    • Department of Dermatology, University Leipzig, Liebigstrasse 21, 04103 Leipzig, Germany Tel. +49 341-97 18 651; Fax +49 341-97 18 659
  • Ulf Anderegg
    • Department of Dermatology, University Leipzig, Liebigstrasse 21, 04103 Leipzig, Germany Tel. +49 341-97 18 651; Fax +49 341-97 18 659
Original paper

DOI: 10.1007/s004030050318

Cite this article as:
Saalbach, A., Kraft, R., Herrmann, K. et al. Arch Dermatol Res (1998) 290: 360. doi:10.1007/s004030050318

Abstract Recently, we described a novel fibroblast-restricted monoclonal antibody (mAb AS02) that recognizes a membrane-bound antigen. Characterization and isolation of the corresponding antigen showed that mAb AS02 recognized a protein on human fibroblasts that is highly homologous or identical to human Thy-1 antigen (CD90). Partial amino acid sequencing of the corresponding mAb AS02 antigen and comparison with known proteins revealed a 100% homology of the sequenced peptides to the human Thy-1 antigen. Cross-immunodepletion studies with mAb AS02 and an anti-Thy-1 antibody confirmed these results. Utilizing two-dimensional (2D) gel electrophoresis of fibroblast cell extracts and purified antigen, mAb AS02 and the anti-Thy-1-antibody recognized identical protein spots. Furthermore, we demonstrated many identical biochemical properties of the corresponding AS02 antigen and Thy-1 antigen, such as the molecular weight of the core protein and deglycosylation products and the detection of a GPI anchor. In functional assays, the attachment of fibroblasts to collagen I and fibronectin was increased after incubation of fibroblasts with mAb AS02. Therefore, the Thy-1 antigen appears to be involved in the regulation of the adherence of human dermal fibroblasts.

Key words Fibroblast restricted mAb AS02Thy-1 (CD90)
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