Here, we report an in vitro screening system for monoclonal antibodies using a hypermutating chicken B cell line, DT40-SW. When switching on hypermutation, cultured DT40-SW cells constituted an antibody library, from which clones secreting antibodies to a test antigen were successfully isolated, and genetically stabilized by switching off the mutation machinery.
- chicken B cell line
- monoclonal antibody
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology