Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology

Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology
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ISSN: 2155-9899

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Kira Astakhova

Kira Astakhova

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  • Review Article
    Synthetic Oligonucleotide Probes for Detection of Autoimmune Antibodies
    Author(s): Kira AstakhovaKira Astakhova

    In this review, applications of synthetic oligonucleotide probes in diagnostics and studies of autoimmune antibodies against double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) are described. As outlined herein, synthetic oligonucleotides and monoclonal antibodies provide appealing opportunities to develop standard simple assays for detection of antidsDNAs. Recent examples of anti-dsDNA detection using synthetic nucleic acid antigens include those applying surface plasmon resonance (SPR), antibody microarrays and homogeneous, or all-in-solution, detection with fluorescently-labelled probes. Since sequences of the applied nucleic acid antigens and monoclonal antibodies are known, the major benefit of these assays is the ability for the first time to clearly define the structural factors that govern the formation and stability of anti-dsDNA complexes. This is an essential first step toward understanding i.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9899.1000199

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