Immune Libraries from Nonhuman Primates (NHP)

  • Thibaut Pelat
  • Michael Hust
  • Philippe ThullierEmail author
Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)

Libraries constructed from immunised non human primates (NHP; macaques here) are an appealing alternative to human libraries when immunization of Humans is difficult, as is so often the case. These phage-displayed libraries allow to obtain antibody fragments of very high affinities (nano- to picomolar), and diverse epitopes are targeted so that antibodies with the desired activity can be isolated. Due to their high similarity with their human counterparts, NHP antibodies might be readily humanized or germline-humanized, to ensure an excellent tolerance for medical use. Practical peculiarities of this convenient approach, as well as legal aspects, will be considered.


Ligation Reaction Calf Intestine Phosphatase scFv Library 2xYT Medium Antibody Phage Library 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thibaut Pelat
    • 1
  • Michael Hust
    • 2
  • Philippe Thullier
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Département de biologie des agents transmissiblesCentre de Recherche du Service de Santé des Armées Groupe de biotechnologie des anticorpsLa TroncheFrance
  2. 2.Institut für Biochemie und BiotechnologieTechnische UniversitätBraunschweigGermany

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