|Title||Nanobody-based products as research and diagnostic tools.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||De Meyer, T., S. Muyldermans, and A. Depicker|
|Date Published||2014 May|
|Keywords||Biological Products, Biomedical Research, Humans, Single-Domain Antibodies|
Since the serendipitous discovery 20 years ago of bona fide camelid heavy-chain antibodies, their single-domain antigen-binding fragments, known as VHHs or nanobodies, have received a progressively growing interest. As a result of the beneficial properties of these stable recombinant entities, they are currently highly valued proteins for multiple applications, including fundamental research, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Today, with the original patents expiring, even more academic and industrial groups are expected to explore innovative VHH applications. Here, we provide a thorough overview of novel implementations of VHHs as research and diagnostic tools, and of the recently evaluated production platforms for several VHHs and VHH-derived antibody formats.
|Alternate Journal||Trends Biotechnol.|
Nanobody-based products as research and diagnostic tools.