Refereed review article in scientific journal (A2)

Recombinant antibodies and their use for food immunoanalysis




List of Authors: Peltomaa Riikka, Barderas Rodrigo, Benito-Peña Elena, Moreno-Bondi María C

Publisher: SPRINGER HEIDELBERG

Publication year: 2022

Journal: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Journal name in source: ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Journal acronym: ANAL BIOANAL CHEM

Volume number: 414

Number of pages: 25

ISSN: 1618-2642

eISSN: 1618-2650

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00216-021-03619-7

Self-archived copy’s web address: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8380008/


Abstract
Antibodies are widely employed as biorecognition elements for the detection of a plethora of compounds including food and environmental contaminants, biomarkers, or illicit drugs. They are also applied in therapeutics for the treatment of several disorders. Recent recommendations from the EU on animal protection and the replacement of animal-derived antibodies by non-animal-derived ones have raised a great controversy in the scientific community. The application of recombinant antibodies is expected to achieve a high growth rate in the years to come thanks to their versatility and beneficial characteristics in comparison to monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, such as stability in harsh conditions, small size, relatively low production costs, and batch-to-batch reproducibility. This review describes the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of recombinant antibodies including antigen-binding fragments (Fab), single-chain fragment variable (scFv), and single-domain antibodies (V-HH) and their application in food analysis with especial emphasis on the analysis of biotoxins, antibiotics, pesticides, and foodborne pathogens. Although the wide application of recombinant antibodies has been hampered by a number of challenges, this review demonstrates their potential for the sensitive, selective, and rapid detection of food contaminants.


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