A sensitive micro-immunoassay using beta-galactosidase/anti-beta-galactosidase complexes.
Durbin H., Bodmer WF.
This paper describes a new sensitive microELISA based on enzyme/anti-enzyme complexes following an unlabelled antibody bridging step. beta-Galactosidase/anti-beta-galactosidase complexes were made using a monoclonal antibody raised against bacterial (E. coli) beta-galactosidase and enzyme activity was quantified with a fluorogenic substrate. Because of its high sensitivity the assay is particularly suitable for the detection of limited amounts of antigen. One application illustrated is the analysis of Class I and Class II histocompatibility antigens on peripheral blood lymphocytes using 5000 cells/well in 60-well Terasaki or 96-well microtitre plates.