ELISA Detection of Francisella tularensis using Polyclonaland Monoclonal Antibodies
The mouse monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies were produced for the detection of intracellular pathogenand potential warfare agent Francisella tularensis. Antibody titers obtained were 1:640 for polyclonal antibodiesand 1:320 for monoclonal antibodies. Both antibodies were used in the indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbentassay (ELISA) found to detect F. tularensis whole cells. The limit of detection was 5.4×106 CFU/ml for polyclonalantibodies and 6.9×106 CFU/ml for monoclonal antibodies. The value sample could be distinguished from anyconcentration of another gram-negative bacterium: Escherichia coli.
Defence Science Journal, 2008, 58(5), pp.698-702, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.58.1693
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