Construction of Human Immune and Naive scFv Libraries

  • Jonas Kügler
  • Florian Tomszak
  • André Frenzel
  • Michael Hust
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1701)


Antibody phage display is the most commonly used in vitro selection technology for the generation of human recombinant antibodies and has yielded thousands of useful antibodies for research, diagnostics, and therapy. The prerequisite for successful generation of antibodies using phage display is the construction of high-quality antibody gene libraries. Here, we give the detailed methods for the construction of human immune and naive scFv gene libraries.

Key words

Phage display Immune phage-display library Antibody gene library Naive phage-display library scFv Single-chain fragment variable (scFv) Human antibody phage-display library V-gene amplification Antibody gene amplification PMBC isolation 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonas Kügler
    • 1
  • Florian Tomszak
    • 1
  • André Frenzel
    • 2
    • 3
  • Michael Hust
    • 2
  1. 1.YUMAB GmbHBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Abteilung Biotechnologie, Institut für Biochemie, Biotechnologie und BioinformatikTechnische Universität BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  3. 3.YUMAB GmbHBraunschweigGermany

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