Syngeneic monoclonal anti-idiotope antibody Ab2,2-17C3SCC was raised against an idiotope on a protective monoclonal antibody with specificity for poliovirus type II. Ab2,2-17C3SCC detects a paratope-related interspecies IdX. Ab2,2-17C3SCC purified from supernatant fluids of hybridoma cells by protein A-Sepharose was injected into 4- to 6-wk-old BALB/c mice. The sera of the mice were screened for the expression of antibodies bearing the corresponding idiotope. Immunization of mice with Ab2,2-17C3SCC induced antibodies of complementary specificity. Furthermore, micro VN tests suggest that Ab2,2-17C3SCC can substitute for antigen in the induction of anti-polio neutralizing antibodies, and hence can function as a monoclonal anti-idiotypic vaccine.

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Uytdehaag, F., & Osterhaus, A. (1985). Induction of neutralizing antibody in mice against poliovirus type II with monoclonal anti-idiotypic antibody. Journal of Immunology, 134(2), 1225–1229. Retrieved from