Development of Anti-Mouse CC Chemokine Receptor 3 Monoclonal Antibodies for Flow Cytometry

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

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CC chemokine receptor 3 (CCR3), also known as CD193, belongs to class A of G protein-coupled receptors and is present in high levels in eosinophils, basophils, and airway epithelial cells. CCR3 is considered the therapeutic target for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections and allergic diseases; therefore, the development of sensitive monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for CCR3 has been desired. This study aimed to establish a specific and sensitive mAb against mouse CCR3 (mCCR3) useful for flow cytometry analysis by employing the Cell-Based Immunization and Screening (CBIS) method. The generated anti-mCCR3 mAb, C3Mab-2 (rat IgG2b, kappa), was found to react with mCCR3-overexpressed Chinese hamster ovary-K1 (CHO/mCCR3) cells, according to flow cytometric analysis. Also, it reacted with P388 (mouse lymphoid neoplasm) or J774-1 (mouse macrophage-like) cells, which express endogenous mCCR3. Taken together, C3Mab-2, generated by the CBIS method, can be a valuable tool for detecting mCCR3 on the surface of mouse cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-112
Number of pages6
JournalMonoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun


  • CBIS
  • CCR3
  • allergic diseases
  • flow cytometry
  • monoclonal antibody


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