Survival of human monoclonal anti-Rho (D) antibodies in the rhesus monkey

J Med Primatol. 1992 Aug;21(6):328-31.


In vivo half-life of a 125I-labeled human anti-D monoclonal antibody (mAb) and that of 131I-labeled Rho-GAM was assessed in a rhesus monkey injected simultaneously with both reagents. The half-life of the mAb was 7.9 days, compared to 17 days of Rho-GAM. Survival of the second dose of mAb, given 34 days after the first injection, was identical to that of the first dose, thus showing that the human mAb did not elicit an immune response. The in vitro produced human mAbs appear to be an alternative, unlimited source of anti-D antibodies for possible use in prevention of feto-maternal Rh immunization.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal / administration & dosage
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal / immunology*
  • Blood Circulation / immunology
  • Half-Life
  • Humans
  • Hybridomas / immunology
  • Immunoglobulins / immunology*
  • Injections
  • Isoantibodies / immunology
  • Macaca mulatta / blood*
  • Male
  • Rh-Hr Blood-Group System*
  • Rho(D) Immune Globulin


  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Isoantibodies
  • Rh-Hr Blood-Group System
  • Rho(D) Immune Globulin