Selection of Antibody Fragments for CAR-T Cell Therapy from Phage Display Libraries
CAR-T cell therapy emerged in the last years as a great promise to cancer treatment. Nowadays, there is a run to improve the breadth of its use, and thus, new chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) are being proposed. The antigen-binding counterpart of CAR is an antibody fragment, scFv (single chain variable fragment), that recognizes a membrane protein associated to a cancer cell. In this chapter, the use of human scFv phage display libraries as a source of new mAbs against surface antigen is discussed. Protocols focusing in the use of extracellular domains of surface protein in biotinylated format are proposed as selection antigen. Elution with unlabeled peptide and selection in solution is described. The analysis of enriched scFvs throughout the selection using NGS is also outlined. Taken together these protocols allow for the isolation of new scFvs able to be useful in the construction of new chimeric antigen receptors for application in cancer therapy.
Key wordsCAR scFv Phage display Panning Biotinylated peptide Antibody library
Leyton-Castro is a PhD student supported by CAPES scholarship. The authors’ projects have financial support from CNPq, FAP-DF, and BNDES. The authors thank all the funding agencies for their financial support.
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