A one-bead one-peptide combinatorial library method for B-cell epitope mapping

Kit Lam, Douglas Lake, Sydney E. Salmon, John Smith, Man Ling Chen, Shelly Wade, Farid Abdul-Latif, Richard J. Knapp, Zuzana Leblova, Ronald D. Ferguson, Viktor Krchnak, Nikolai F. Sepetov, Michal Lebl

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The one-bead one-peptide combinatorial library method represents a powerful approach to the discovery of binding peptides for various macromolecular targets. It involves the synthesis of millions of peptides on beads such that each bead displays only one peptide entity. The peptide-beads that interact with a specific macromolecular target are then isolated for structure determination. We have applied this method to discovering peptide ligands for several murine monoclonal antibodies: (i) anti-β-endorphin (continuous epitope), (ii) anti-vmos peptide, (iii) antihuman insulin (discontinuous epitope), and (iv) surface immunoglobulins (μκ) of two murine B-cell lymphoma cell lines (antigen unknown).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)482-493
Number of pages12
JournalMethods: A Companion to Methods in Enzymology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes


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  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Lam, K., Lake, D., Salmon, S. E., Smith, J., Chen, M. L., Wade, S., Abdul-Latif, F., Knapp, R. J., Leblova, Z., Ferguson, R. D., Krchnak, V., Sepetov, N. F., & Lebl, M. (1996). A one-bead one-peptide combinatorial library method for B-cell epitope mapping. Methods: A Companion to Methods in Enzymology, 9(3), 482-493. https://doi.org/10.1006/meth.1996.0056