Cell-Surface Events during Myogenesis: Immunofluorescence Analysis using Monoclonal Antibodies

  • R. F. Foster
  • S. J. Kaufman
Part of the Methodological Surveys in Biochemistry and Analysis book series (MSBA, volume 15B)


We have raised monoclonal antibodies (MAb’s) reactive with L8E63 myoblasts to study the events on the cell surface that accompany skeletal myogenesis. The dynamic state of the myoblast membrane has been described using indirect immunofluorescence with microphotometry, and developmentally defective mutants examined for antigenic expression relative to L8 E63 myoblasts. One antibody (Ab), H36, is highly selective for skeletal muscle and is not bound by nonfusing mutant myoblasts. Modulation of differentiation alters expression of H36 antigen.


Antigenic Determinant Mononucleate Cell Defective Mutant Skeletal Myogenesis Cardiac Endothelial Cell 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. F. Foster
    • 1
  • S. J. Kaufman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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