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Targeting Intracellular Antigens with pMHC-Binding Antibodies: A Phage Display Approach

  • Zhihao Wu
  • Brian H. Santich
  • Hong Liu
  • Cheng Liu
  • Nai-Kong V. CheungEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1701)


Antibodies that bind peptide-MHC (pMHC) complex in a manner akin to T-cell receptor (TCR) have not only helped in understanding the mechanism of TCR-pMHC interactions in the context of T-cell biology, but also spurred considerable interest in recent years as potential cancer therapeutics. Traditional methods to generate such antibodies using hybridoma and B-cell sorting technologies are sometimes inadequate, possibly due to the small contribution of peptide to the overall B-cell epitope space on the surface of the pMHC complex (typical peptide MW = 1 kDa versus MHC MW = 45 kDa), and to the multiple efficiency limiting steps inherent in these methods. In this chapter, we describe a phage display approach for the rapid generation of such antibodies with high specificity and affinity.

Key words

Phage display Phage Human leukocyte antigen Major histocompatibility complex Antibody Protein expression Fc-fusion protein Single-chain variable fragment scFv T-cell receptor Peptide MHC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhihao Wu
    • 1
  • Brian H. Santich
    • 2
  • Hong Liu
    • 3
  • Cheng Liu
    • 3
  • Nai-Kong V. Cheung
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Eureka TherapeuticsEmeryvilleUSA

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