Three mouse monoclonal antibodies (RFF-VII/1, RFF-VII/2, and RFF-VII/3) which bind specifically to different epitopes on human factor VII antigen were raised. Two of the antibodies, RFF-VII/1 and RFF-VII/2, bound strongly to factor VII antigen (VII:Ag), but only RFF-VII/1 and RFF-VII/3 were potent inhibitors of factor VII coagulation activity (VII:C). RFF-VII/1 and RFF-VII/2 were used in a one step, double monoclonal immunoradiometric assay for VII:Ag. This was highly reproducible and detected as little as 0.05U/dl VII:Ag. Values for VII:Ag obtained for plasma samples from normal subjects (n = 20), patients with liver disease (n = 20), patients treated with warfarin (n = 20), and those congenitally deficient in factor VII (n = 7) correlated very well (r = 0.96) with data obtained in a radioimmunoassay using polyclonal rabbit antiserum to factor VII. This simple and sensitive monoclonal antibody based assay offers a convenient method for the detection of VII:Ag in various disease states.
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.