Effect of medium properties and additives on antibody stability and accumulation in suspended plant cell cultures

Bonny M-Y Tsoi, Pauline Mavis Doran

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Factors affecting antibody accumulation and stability were investigated in transgenic plant cell cultures. Whereas IgG1 antibody was stably maintained in media used for animal cell culture, there was a rapid loss over a period of 1a??2 h of antibody added to sterile plant culture media. Antibody stability in Gamborga??s B5 medium was improved in the absence of Mn. Tobacco suspensions producing IgG1 antibody were used to test various medium-based strategies for improving antibody accumulation in plant culture. Even though growth was suppressed, antibody levels in the biomass and medium were increased in media containing mannitol at osmolalities up to E450 mOsm[ (kg of water)a??1. Adding gibberellic acid and haemin to the cultures was also beneficial, but the effects were not as great as those obtainedunderhyperosmolar conditions. Moderate increases in antibody accumulation were found by culturing plant cells in B5 mediumwithout Mn.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171 - 180
Number of pages10
JournalBiotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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