Correlations of antibody response phenotype to genotype revealed by molecular amplification fingerprinting
June 12-17, 2016
It has long been possible to measure the phenotype of antibody responses (antigen-specific titers) through conventional serological assays (e.g., ELISA). In contrast, the ability to measure the genotype of antibody responses has only recently become possible through the advent of high-throughput antibody repertoire sequencing (Ig-seq), which provides quantitative molecular information on clonal expansion, diversity and somatic hypermutation. However, Ig-seq is compromised by the presence of bias and errors introduced during library preparation and sequencing and thus prevent reliable immunological conclusions from being made. By using synthetic antibody spike-in genes, we determined that Ig-seq data overestimated antibody diversity measurements by up to 5000-fold and was less than 60% accurate in clonal frequency measurements.
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Sai T. Reddy, Tarik A. Khan, Simon Friedensohn, and Arthur R. Gorter de Vries, "Correlations of antibody response phenotype to genotype revealed by molecular amplification fingerprinting" in "Vaccine Technology VI", Laura Palomares, UNAM, Mexico Manon Cox, Protein Sciences Corporation, USA Tarit Mukhopadhyay, University College London, UK Nathalie Garçon, BIOASTER Technology Research Institute, FR Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2016). http://dc.engconfintl.org/vaccine_vi/32