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Characterization of crystals of an intact monoclonal antibody for canine lymphoma.

  • Author(s): Larson, S
  • Day, J
  • Greenwood, A
  • Skaletsky, E
  • McPherson, A
  • et al.

A monoclonal antibody of the subclass IgG2a specific for canine lymphoma cells has been crystallized by vapor diffusion from polyethylene glycol 8000. the crystals, which occasionally measure nearly a millimeter on edge, have been examined by X-ray diffraction. The crystals are of triclinic space group P1 with unit cell parameters of a = 66.39 A, b = 77.34 A, c = 101.42 A, alpha = 87.60 degrees, beta = 92.55 degrees, gamma = 97.54 degrees and cell volume of V = 4.84 x 10(5) A3. There is one entire antibody molecule as the asymmetric unit of the crystals. Three-dimensional X-ray diffraction data have been collected to 2.8 A resolution and a self rotation function calculation shows a pronounced peak indicating at least an approximate non-crystallographic dyad axis.

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