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Biology 2017, 6(2), 26;

Identification of Highly Specific scFvs against Total Adiponectin for Diagnostic Purposes

RLP-AgroScience GmbH, AlPlanta-Institute for Plant Research, Breitenweg 71, D-67435 Neustadt, Germany
University Hospital Mainz, Center of Thrombosis and Homeostasis, D-55131 Mainz, Germany
Pfützner Science & Health GmbH, Parcusstr.8, D-55116 Mainz, Germany
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Academic Editor: Chris O’Callaghan
Received: 23 January 2017 / Revised: 12 April 2017 / Accepted: 20 April 2017 / Published: 26 April 2017
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Adiponectin is one of the most abundant adipokines secreted from adipose tissue. It acts as an endogenous insulin sensitizer and plasma concentrations are inversely correlated with obesity and metabolic syndrome. A decrease in plasma adiponectin levels normally indicates increased hormonal activity of the visceral lipid tissue, which is associated with decreased insulin sensitivity. It may therefore be considered a valuable biomarker for elucidating the underlying deteriorations resulting in type 2 diabetes and macrovascular disease. Here we present the use of phage display technology to identify highly specific antibody fragments (scFvs) against adiponectin. The selected scFvs showed highly specific binding to globular and native adiponectin in ELISA tests. By using our phage display technology, we were able to obtain monoclonal antibodies with specific high affinity binding to the target protein in an effective and easy to upscale manner. The selected scFvs against adiponectin can be used for developing immunoassays suitable for use in metabolic syndrome diagnosis and monitoring. View Full-Text
Keywords: adiponectin; scFv; phage display; diabetes adiponectin; scFv; phage display; diabetes

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Wilton, P.; Steidel, M.; Krczal, G.; Hermanns, I.; Pfützner, A.; Konnerth, A.; Boonrod, K. Identification of Highly Specific scFvs against Total Adiponectin for Diagnostic Purposes. Biology 2017, 6, 26.

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