Special Issue "Development and Application of Antibody Against Small Molecule Phytoproduct"

A special issue of Antibodies (ISSN 2073-4468).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Yukihiro Shoyama
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Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Nagasaki International University, 2825-7 Huis Ten Bosch, Sasebo, Nagasaki 859-3298, Japan
Interests: monoclonal antibodies; bioactive compounds; marihuana study; isolation and structure elucidation; biotechnology.
Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Tanaka
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Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sanyo-Onoda City University, Yamaguchi, Japan
Interests: natural products; monoclonal antibodies; Kampo; medicinal plants
Dr. Seiichi Sakamoto
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Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan
Interests: allelopathy; antibodies; molecular bioimprinting; phytochemical analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A Special Issue related to monoclonal antibodies will be published in Antibodies. The research area includes monoclonal antibodies against natural products with a small molecule such as saponins, alkaloids, phenolics, terpenoids, and so on. Furthermore, work exploring the compact antibody and single-chain Fv is also welcome. This Special Issue will be an opportunity to discuss future developments in natural product research.

Antibodies has launched a Special Issue Development and Application of Monoclonal Antibodies Against Small-Molecule Phytoproducts to spread and innovate natural product research using monoclonal antibodies. Monoclonal antibodies against small-molecule natural products have accumulated since the 1990s, resulting in much interesting evidence related to natural product research using monoclonal antibodies. In this context, this Special Issue encourages the discussion of new research in the field of natural products. Colleagues in the field of natural products are invited to contribute their work discussing and debating natural product research.

Prof. Dr. Yukihiro Shoyama
Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Tanaka
Dr. Seiichi Sakamoto
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Monoclonal antibodies 
  • Small molecule natural product 
  • Development and application 
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Analytical kit 
  • Affinity column 
  • Affinity isolation 
  • Compact antibody 
  • Single-chain Fv

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Immunological Separation of Bioactive Natural Compounds from Crude Drug Extract and Its Application for Cell-Based Studies
Antibodies 2021, 10(4), 48; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/antib10040048 - 06 Dec 2021
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In this study, we present a review on a useful approach, namely, immunoaffinity column coupled with monoclonal antibodies (MAbs), to separate natural compounds and its application for cell-based studies. The immunoaffinity column aids in separating the specific target compound from the crude extract. [...] Read more.
In this study, we present a review on a useful approach, namely, immunoaffinity column coupled with monoclonal antibodies (MAbs), to separate natural compounds and its application for cell-based studies. The immunoaffinity column aids in separating the specific target compound from the crude extract. The column capacity was stable even after more than 10 purification cycles of use under the same conditions. After applying the crude extract to the column, the column was washed with washing buffer and eluted with elution buffer. The elution fraction contained the target compound bound to MAb, whereas the washing fraction was the crude extract, which contained all compounds except a group of target compounds; therefore, the washing fraction was referred to as a knockout (KO) crude extract. Cell-based studies using the KO extract revealed the actual effects of the natural compounds in the crude extract. One-step separation of natural compounds using the immunoaffinity column coupled with MAbs may help in determining the potential functions of natural compounds in crude extracts. Full article
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Studies on Natural Products Using Monoclonal Antibodies: A Review
Antibodies 2021, 10(4), 43; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/antib10040043 - 01 Nov 2021
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An immunoblotting system (“eastern blotting”) was developed for small-molecule herbal medicines like glycosides, with no conjugation function to the membrane. Briefly, the crude extracts of herb medicines were developed by thin-layer chromatography (TLC). The small-molecule herbal medicines on TLC plates were transferred to [...] Read more.
An immunoblotting system (“eastern blotting”) was developed for small-molecule herbal medicines like glycosides, with no conjugation function to the membrane. Briefly, the crude extracts of herb medicines were developed by thin-layer chromatography (TLC). The small-molecule herbal medicines on TLC plates were transferred to polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) or polyethersulfone (PES) membranes by heating. Antigen components were divided into two categories based on their function, i.e., their membrane recognizing (aglycone part) and fixing (sugar moiety) abilities. This procedure allows for the staining of only target glycosides. Double eastern blotting was developed as a further staining system for two herb medicines using a set of MAbs and substrates. Full article
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