Purification of mRNA for immunoglobulin κ-chains from myeloma and hybridoma cells using hybridization to immobilized complementary DNA

S. M. Deyev, R. S. Mukhamedov, N. K. Sakharova, O. L. Polyanovsky, V. Viklický, F. Franěk, J. Hradec

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The principle of mRNA purification by hybridization to an immobilized DNA fragment was applied to the isolation of mRNA coding for immunoglobulin κ-chains of mouse myeloma MOPC 21 and mouse hybridoma PTF-02. The DNA fragment comprising the 3′-untranslated region and a part of the constant region of the κ-chain gene was covalently attached to diazobenzyloxymethyl-cellulose and used as an affinity adsorbent. A homogeneous 14S mRNA species was obtained by hybridization of total mRNA to the affinity adsorbent at 52°C and by elution at 60 °C. Addition of the purified mRNA to a fractionated cell-free translation system resulted in a significant increase in the radioactivity immunoprecipitated by pig anti-mouse immunoglobulin antibodies. A single radioactive polypeptide of apparent Mr of 25,000, corresponding obviously to the κ-chain, was identified as the only translation product.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-319
Number of pages5
JournalImmunology Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes



  • diazobenzyloxymethyl- cellulose
  • immunoprecipitation
  • polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
  • RNA-DNA hybridization
  • translation in cell- free system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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