We have developed a monoclonal antibody capable of detecting 1 pg/ml of 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol. At a dilution of 1:80,000 of ascitic fluid this antibody has an apparent KD of 3.3 × 10-11ML-1. The immunogen used was a vitamin D analogue, calcitroic acid [1α, 3 β-dihydroxy-9, 10 seco-24-nor 5,7,10 (19) cholatriene-23-oic acid], conjugated to bovine serum albumin. Although this antibody is extremely sensitive, it also recognizes other important vitamin D3 metabolites.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Apr 29 1983|