Humanized antibodies are likely to have a major role in therapy and it is important to define their interaction with physiological effectors. By comparing a matched series of chimeric human mAbs we found that igG1 was most efficient in complement lysis, although IgG3 bound more C1q. To resolve this paradox we compared the ability of human IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, IgG4, and IgE and rat IgG2b to cause C1q binding, C1 binding and activation, C4 activation, C4b binding, and C3b binding. Rat IgG2b was in...Expand abstract
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Human monoclonal IgG isotypes differ in complement activating function at the level of C4 as well as C1q.
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