Standing out in the field of IgY Immunotechnology

  • Home
    Home A full collection of all the Research Archive entries.
  • Years
    Years Sort entries by year.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Archives
    Archives Contains a list of research entries that were created previously.

Determination of circulating immune complexes by chicken anti-human C3 and anti-human C1q microELISA.

Posted by on in 1985-1989
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 1731
  • Print

Larsson A, Jonsson L, Sjöquist J
J Immunol Methods 1988 Oct 113:93-9


The present study reports on an anti-human C1q and an anti-human C3 microELISA for measuring circulating immune complexes (CIC). Affinity-purified chicken anti-human C3 and anti-human C1q were used as capture antibodies and protein A-alkaline phosphatase conjugate for detection. Chicken antibodies do not activate mammalian complement, do not react with rheumatoid factor and are not bound to anti-mammalian IgG antibodies or protein A, which often are used for detection in ELISA. They are therefore suitable as capture antibodies in CIC assays. We have tested Bell's palsy patients and found an increase in both anti-C3- and anti-C1q-containing CIC in acute and convalescent sera compared with the normal.

Last modified on