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hapten, also spelled haptene, small molecule that stimulates the production of antibody molecules only when conjugated to a larger molecule, called a carrier molecule.
The term hapten is derived from the Greek haptein, meaning “to fasten.” Haptens can become tightly fastened to a carrier molecule, most often a protein, by a covalent bond. The hapten-carrier complex stimulates the production of antibodies, which the unbound hapten cannot do, and becomes immunogenic (capable of eliciting an immune response). The hapten then reacts specifically with the antibodies generated against it to produce an immune or allergic response.
Thus, although the hapten cannot elicit an antibody response on its own, it can bind with antibodies and act as an antigen. In the early part of the 20th century, immunologist Karl Landsteiner exploited the antigenic quality of synthetic haptens to study the highly specific way in which antibodies bind to antigens.
Many drugs that cause allergic reactions, such as penicillin, act as haptens. When injected or ingested, penicillin reacts chemically with proteins in the body to form a hapten-carrier complex that can lead to the life-threatening syndrome called anaphylaxis. Other haptens include synthetic substances, such as the organic compounds benzene arsonate or trinitrophenol, and naturally occurring polysaccharides, such as lactose. Researchers have used haptens to construct synthetic vaccines to immunize people against various infectious organisms.
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Hapten–Gelatin Gels Used as Adsorbents for Separation of Hapten-Specific B Lymphocytes
D Treatment of Separated Cells with Collagenase
Hapten–gelatin remains bound to cells recovered from hapten-gelatin layers by melting and cannot be removed from the cells by washing through FCS. However, hapten–gelatin may be removed from the cell surface after treatment with trypsin or collagenase. For most purposes, the use of highly purified collagenase (A grade) is required, which does not affect any cell-surface proteins. Up to 107 cells are suspended in 0.9 ml of EBSS (or PBS) and 0.1 ml of collagenase (1 mg/ml) is added.
Much lower collagenase concentrations may be sufficient depending on the activity of the collagenase preparation. The mixture is kept for 10 min at 37°C and the cells are then washed twice through 1-ml underlayers of FCS. Siliconized glass tubes should be used to avoid a substantial loss of cells during the washing procedure. For some purposes it may be advantageous to treat the cells with collagenase at 4°C for 20 min. This procedure also effectively removes all hapten–gelatin from the cells.