Submitted to: Southwest Entomology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 16, 1999
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: Four novel cell lines were constructed which secrete chemically pure antibodies in cell cultures. These antibodies recognize and bind to hypodermin C, an enzyme produced by the common cattle grub. Cattle grubs are parasitic insects of cattle which cause economic damage, including damage to meat and hides. Hypodermin C is a component of a new vaccine for cattle which may help reduce damage by cattle grubs. Antibodies produced by the new cell lines can be used to determine how much hypodermin C is present at various stages of industrial production, to concentrate and purify hypodermin C for vaccine preparation or other uses, or to test for the presence of parasitic cattle grubs in cattle by testing for the presence of hypodermin C. These cell lines and their antibodies are new and useful tools to aid in biochemical studies related to development of novel methods for control of cattle grubs.
Murine hybridomas were constructed that secreted monoclonal antibodies specific for hypodermin C (HyC), a collagenase produced by first instar larvae of the common cattle grub, Hypoderma lineatum (Villers). Monoclonal antibodies produced by the hybridoma cultures, HLl-Cl, HLl-C2, HL1-C3 and Hll- C4 were each of subclass IgG1.