The development of protein-specific antibodies is essential for understanding a wide variety of biological phenomena. Parasitic and viral infections and cancers are known to occur within California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) populations. However, sensitive and specific monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for the pathophysiological analysis of California sea lion tissues have not yet been developed. A type I transmembrane glycoprotein, podoplanin (PDPN), is a known diagnostic marker of lymphatic endothelial cells. We have previously developed several anti-PDPN mAbs in various mammalian species, with applications in flow cytometry, Western blotting, and immunohistochemistry. In this study, we established a novel mAb against California sea lion PDPN (seaPDPN), clone PMab-269 (mouse IgG1, kappa), using a Cell-Based Immunization and Screening method. PMab-269 is specifically detected in seaPDPN-overexpressed Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)-K1 cells using flow cytometry and Western blotting. Moreover, PMab-269 clearly identified pulmonary type I alveolar cells, renal podocytes, and colon lymphatic endothelial cells in California sea lion tissues using immunohistochemistry. These findings demonstrate the usefulness of PMab-269 for the pathophysiological analysis of lung, kidney, and lymphatic tissues of the California sea lion.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 2021 Jun|
- California sea lion
- monoclonal antibody