Background: Despite structural reorganization during disease, conformational prion protein epitopes remain undefined. Results: We identify specific amino acids constituting novel conformational monoclonal antibody epitopes. Conclusion: Immunoreactivities of globular domain epitopes depend on maintenance of regional tertiary structure. Significance: Our studies address how denatured conformational epitopes remain functional, provide insights into normal and disease-related prion protein, and expand epitope tagging options.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology