Kohls MD, Lappi DA (2000) Mab-ZAP: A tool for evaluating antibody efficacy for use in an immunotoxin. BioTechniques 28(1):162-165. doi: 10.2144/00281pf01
Summary: Immunotoxins are useful tools for elimination of specific cell populations in vitro and in vivo for research and therapeutic applications. One of the factors limiting the use of immunotoxins is the selection of an appropriate antibody. Advanced Targeting Systems has created a reagent that allows researchers to select antibodies with the desired characteristics before an immuntoxin is made, purified, and assayed. Using a goat anti-murine IgG coupled to the ribosome-inactivating protein saporin, researchers can screen hundreds of antibodies in a time and cost-effective manner.