This work describes protocols for the production of single-chain antibody and T-cell receptor fragments in E. coli. A choice of methods is given for the purification of the recombinant fragments that rely on the use of either immunoaffinity or metal chelate affinity chromatography. The TCR fragments may have to be denatured and refolded before the fragments attain their proper conformation.
- Antibody fragments
- Bacterial expression systems
- Metal chelate affinity chromatography
- T-cell receptors