Isolation of an scFv targeting BRG1 using phage display with characterization by AFM

W. D. Marcus, H. Wang, D. Lohr, Michael Sierks, Stuart Lindsay

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Abstract

Remodeling of chromatin is a vitally important event in processes such as transcription and replication. Brahma-related gene 1 (BRG1) protein is the major ATPase subunit in the human Swi/Snf complex (hSwi/Snf), an important example of the family of enzymes that carry out such remodeling events. We have used a recently developed technique, recognition imaging, to better understand the role of BRG1 in remodeling chromatin. In such experiments, a specific antibody against BRG1 is needed. However, we have found that the commercially available polyclonal (CAP) antibodies interact non-specifically with nucleosomes, making it impossible to identify hSwi/Snf (BRG1) in their presence. Here antibody phage display technology is employed for development of an antibody specifically targeting BRG1. The Tomlinson I and J single chain variable fragment (scFv) libraries were used for successful isolation of an anti-BRG1 scFv. We demonstrate that the scFv binds more strongly and with less nonspecific interactions than the CAP antibody. This work lays the groundwork for future studies involving chromatin remodeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1123-1129
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume342
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 21 2006

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Bacteriophages
Genes
Display devices
Chromatin Assembly and Disassembly
Antibodies
Chromatin
Single-Chain Antibodies
Nucleosomes
Libraries
Adenosine Triphosphatases
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Technology
Imaging techniques
Enzymes
Proteins
Experiments

Keywords

  • AFM
  • Antibody
  • BRG1
  • Chromatin remodeling
  • Phage display
  • Recognition imaging
  • scFv
  • Swi/Snf

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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Isolation of an scFv targeting BRG1 using phage display with characterization by AFM. / Marcus, W. D.; Wang, H.; Lohr, D.; Sierks, Michael; Lindsay, Stuart.

In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol. 342, No. 4, 21.04.2006, p. 1123-1129.

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