Special Issue "Antibody Engineering"


A special issue of Antibodies (ISSN 2073-4468).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Thomas Böldicke
Recombinant Protein Expression/Intrabody Unit, Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research, Inhoffenstraße 7, D 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
Website: http://www.helmholtz-hzi.de/de/forschung/service/technologieplattformen/rekombinante_proteinexpression/unsere_forschung/
E-Mail: thomas.boeldicke@helmholtz-hzi.de
Interests: antibody engineering; selection of human antibodies; cancer therapy; intracellular antibodies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Antibody engineering has revolutionized the current generation of antibodies, which are needed for detection of proteins, analysis and inhibition of protein functions, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Human, chimeric and humanized antibodies with high specificity and affinity can now be generated by antibody engineering. Chimeric or humanized variants of mouse antibodies are applied in the clinic. Fusion of antibodies with cytokines, immunotoxins, specific Fc receptors and different signal peptides can be engineered. Phage display of large collections of antibody fragments enables the selection of specific antibodies in vitro. Many human antibodies selected by phage display are being studied and are showing promise in clinical trials.

This Special Issue on antibody engineering will present new technology developments and in vitro and in vivo applications of new engineered antibodies. Researchers will present their latest results and Review articles will cover new developments in the field.

Dr. Thomas Böldicke
Guest Editors


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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  • human antibody libraries
  • cell surface display systems
  • ribosomal and mRNA display
  • expression and purification of recombinant antibodies
  • bispecific antibodies
  • immunotoxins
  • immunocytokines
  • intracellular antibodies
  • therapeutic antibodies
  • in vitro affinity maturation
  • improving folding and stability of recombinant antibodies

Published Papers (2 papers)

by , ,  and
Antibodies 2014, 3(2), 205-214; doi:10.3390/antib3020205
Received: 24 February 2014; in revised form: 5 April 2014 / Accepted: 25 April 2014 / Published: 9 May 2014
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by , , , , , , , , ,  and
Antibodies 2014, 3(2), 215-231; doi:10.3390/antib3020215
Received: 19 February 2014; in revised form: 10 April 2014 / Accepted: 28 April 2014 / Published: 9 May 2014
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Last update: 16 May 2014

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