ORGANIC PHASE IMMUNOASSAY FOR CHLORINATED DIBENZODIOXINS

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

High affinity antigen-antibody binding in essentially anhydrous hydrophobic
organic solvents has been demonstrated in our laboratory. Using an
estradiol-antiestradiol system, a prototype organic phase radioimmunoassay
(OPRIA) has been developed which detects 200 pg/ml or estradiol in a hexane
medium containing less than 0.1% (w/w) water. The proposed research will
result in the development of an OPRIA for polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins
(PCDDs). The assay will employ monoclonal antibodies developed at Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory an the cross-reactive antigen, [3H]1-N-
acetamido-3,7,8-trichlorodibenzo-p-dioxin ([3H]ATriCDD). Atricdd is not a
regulated hazardous waste, due to its low toxicity. The hypothesis that an
OPRIA for PCDDs will allow direct analysis of these pollutants in organic
solvent sample extracts will be tested. If successful, this technology
will significantly reduce the cost and time required to screen water, soil,
and other environmental samples potentially contaminated with PCDDS.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date6/1/92 → …

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health: $23,551.00

ASJC

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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