Development of Anti-human T Cell Immunoreceptor with Ig and ITIM Domains (TIGIT) Monoclonal Antibodies for Flow Cytometry

Junko Takei, Teizo Asano, Ren Nanamiya, Takuro Nakamura, Miyuki Yanaka, Hideki Hosono, Tomohiro Tanaka, Masato Sano, Mika K. Kaneko, Hiroyuki Harada, Yukinari Kato

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)


Immune checkpoint inhibitors targeting programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), programmed cell death-1 (PD-1), and cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) recently made a significant survival rate improvement in cancer treatment. T cell immunoreceptor with Ig and ITIM domains (TIGIT) is expressed in T and NK cells related to their activities. It has a single extracellular immunoglobulin domain, a type 1 transmembrane domain, and a single intracellular ITIM. TIGIT binds with poliovirus receptor (PVR) or PVR2, resulting in suppressing T and NK cell activities. Some studies showed that the combined use of a TIGIT inhibitor with another immune checkpoint inhibitor enhanced antitumor activities more strongly than their single use. Therefore, TIGIT should be a new target for immunotherapy. In this study, we developed new anti-human TIGIT (hTIGIT) monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) using the Cell-Based Immunization and Screening (CBIS) method. Mice were immunized with hTIGIT-overexpressed Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)-K1 cells (CHO/hTIGIT), and hybridomas were screened by flow cytometry. One of the mAbs, TgMab-2 (IgG1, kappa), specifically and sensitively detects hTIGIT in CHO/hTIGIT and NK cells. The dissociation constants (KD) of TgMab-2 for CHO/hTIGIT cells were determined to be 3.5 × 10-9 M. These results suggest that TgMab-2, which was developed by CBIS method, is useful for analyzing the function of hTIGIT by flow cytometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalMonoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Apr


  • flow cytometry
  • hybridoma
  • monoclonal antibody
  • TgMab-2


Dive into the research topics of 'Development of Anti-human T Cell Immunoreceptor with Ig and ITIM Domains (TIGIT) Monoclonal Antibodies for Flow Cytometry'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this