Production and characterization of monoclonal antibodies to rat angiotensinogen.
Three stable monoclonal antibodies to rat angiotensinogen were obtained by fusing myeloma cells with spleen cells from Balb/c mice injected with pure rat angiotensinogen. They were screened by their binding to pure iodinated angiotensinogen and to insolubilized angiotensinogen in a solid phase assay. The titers of the three antibodies varied from 1/3500 to 1/35000, their dissociation constants from 2.5 X 10(-8) M to 3.8 X 10(-10) M, and the sensitivity of the assay ranged from 200 to 10 pmol of pure angiotensinogen. These monoclonal antibodies did not recognize either angiotensin peptides or angiotensinogen from other species, except for mouse angiotensinogen, which cross-reacted with the different antibodies from 0 to 25%. Rat cerebrospinal fluid angiotensinogen, plasma des-angiotensin I-angiotensinogen, and plasma angiotensinogen were equally recognized by these monoclonal antibodies. Contrary to what was observed for a polyclonal antiserum, the monoclonal antibodies failed to inhibit the renin-angiotensinogen reaction in vitro.
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