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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637250/use-of-spytag-spycatcher-to-construct-bispecific-antibodies-that-target-two-epitopes-of-a-single-antigen
#1
Kyohei Yumura, Hiroki Akiba, Satoru Nagatoishi, Osamu Kusano-Arai, Hiroko Iwanari, Takao Hamakubo, Kouhei Tsumoto
Bispecific antibody targeting of two different antigens is promising, but when fragment-based antibodies are used, homogeneous production is difficult. To overcome this difficulty, we developed a method using the SpyTag/SpyCatcher system in which a covalent bond is formed between the two polypeptides. Using this method, we constructed a bispecific antibody that simultaneously interacted with two different epitopes of ROBO1, a membrane protein associated with cancer progression. A bispecific tetravalent antibody with an additional functional moiety was also constructed by using a dimeric biotin-binding protein...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634358/hiv-1-gp41-targeting-fusion-inhibitory-peptides-enhance-the-gp120-targeting-protein-mediated-inactivation-of-hiv-1-virions
#2
Qianqian Qi, Qian Wang, Weizao Chen, Lanying Du, Dimiter S Dimitrov, Lu Lu, Shibo Jiang
Protein- or peptide-based viral inactivators are being developed as novel antiviral drugs with improved efficacy, pharmacokinetics and toxicity profiles because they actively inactivate cell-free human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) virions before attachment to host cells. By contrast, most clinically used antiviral drugs must penetrate host cells to inhibit viral replication. In this study, we pre-treated HIV-1 particles with a gp120-targeting bispecific multivalent protein, 2Dm2m or 4Dm2m, in the presence or absence of the gp41-targeting HIV-1 fusion inhibitory peptides enfuvirtide (T20), T2635, or sifuvirtide (SFT)...
June 21, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634161/oncolytic-adenovirus-expressing-bispecific-antibody-targets-t-cell-cytotoxicity-in-cancer-biopsies
#3
Joshua D Freedman, Joachim Hagel, Eleanor M Scott, Ioannis Psallidas, Avinash Gupta, Laura Spiers, Paul Miller, Nikolaos Kanellakis, Rebecca Ashfield, Kerry D Fisher, Margaret R Duffy, Leonard W Seymour
Oncolytic viruses exploit the cancer cell phenotype to complete their lytic life cycle, releasing progeny virus to infect nearby cells and repeat the process. We modified the oncolytic group B adenovirus EnAdenotucirev (EnAd) to express a bispecific single-chain antibody, secreted from infected tumour cells into the microenvironment. This bispecific T-cell engager (BiTE) binds to EpCAM on target cells and cross-links them to CD3 on T cells, leading to clustering and activation of both CD4 and CD8 T cells. BiTE transcription can be controlled by the virus major late promoter, limiting expression to cancer cells that are permissive for virus replication...
June 20, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631557/bispecific-antibody-suppresses-osteosarcoma-aggressiveness-through-regulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#4
Gui-Hua Yu, Ai-Min Li, Xiang Li, Zhong Yang, Hao Peng
Osteosarcoma is one of the most lethal malignancies, and the prognosis remains dismal due to the paucity of effective therapeutic targets. Bmi-1 and TRIM-14 are associated with the initiation and progression of osteosarcoma, which could promote angiogenesis, invasion, and apoptotic resistance in bone cancer tissue. In this study, we constructed a bispecific antibody of BsAbBmi/TRIM targeting Bmi-1 and TRIM-14 and investigated the therapeutic value in bone carcinoma cells and xenograft mice. Our results showed that Bmi-1 and TRIM-14 expression levels were markedly upregulated correlated with nuclear factor-κB nuclear translocation in bone cancer cells and clinical carcinoma tissues...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616585/co-targeting-cancer-stem-like-cells-and-bulk-cancer-cells-with-a-bispecific-antibody
#5
Shi Hu
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a widely recognized target for tumors, but resistance is commonly reported. Recently, we reported that dual targeting of EGFR and NOTCH2/3 receptors with antibody CT16 showed a strong anti-stem effect both in vitro and in vivo to overcome resistance of EGFR inhibitors and radiation.
2017: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605874/the-pharmacological-efficacy-of-the-anti-il17-scfv-and-stnfr1-bispecific-fusion-protein-in-inflammation-mouse-stimulated-by-lps
#6
Yongbi Yang, Teng Zhang, Hongxue Cao, Dan Yu, Tong Zhang, Shaojuan Zhao, Xiaohui Jing, Liying Song, Yunye Liu, Ruixiang Che, Xin Liu, Deshan Li, Guiping Ren
Acute lung injury (ALI) is still a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. Recently, our study found that a bispecific fusion protein treatment can ameliorate the lung injury induced by LPS. However, the molecular mechanisms which bispecific fusion protein ameliorates acute lung injury remain unclear. In this study, we found that the bispecific fusion protein treatment inhibited the nuclear transcription of NF-κB in confocal laser scanning fluorescence microscopy, the bispecific fusion protein exert protective effects in the cell model of ALI induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) via inhibiting the nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) signaling pathway and mediate inflammation...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605435/aav9-delivered-bispecific-nanobody-attenuates-amyloid-burden-in-the-gelsolin-amyloidosis-mouse-model
#7
Adriaan Verhelle, Nisha Nair, Inge Everaert, Wouter Van Overbeke, Lynn Supply, Olivier Zwaenepoel, Cindy Peleman, Jo Van Dorpe, Tony Lahoutte, Nick Devoogdt, Wim Derave, Marinee K Chuah, Thierry VandenDriessche, Jan Gettemans
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604701/elimination-of-large-tumors-in-mice-by-mrna-encoded-bispecific-antibodies
#8
Christiane R Stadler, Hayat Bähr-Mahmud, Leyla Celik, Bernhard Hebich, Alexandra S Roth, René P Roth, Katalin Karikó, Özlem Türeci, Ugur Sahin
The potential of bispecific T cell-engaging antibodies is hindered by manufacturing challenges and short serum half-life. We circumvented these limitations by treating mice with in vitro-transcribed pharmacologically optimized, nucleoside-modified mRNA encoding the antibody. We achieved sustained endogenous synthesis of the antibody, which eliminated advanced tumors as effectively as the corresponding purified bispecific antibody. Because manufacturing of pharmaceutical mRNA is fast, this approach could accelerate the clinical development of novel bispecific antibodies...
June 12, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604239/continuing-challenges-and-current-issues-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#9
Ankit Kansagra, Saurabh Dahiya, Mark Litzow
Conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has resulted into high cure rates for pediatric patients, however outcomes for adult patients remain suboptimal. The 5-year overall survival is only 30-40% in adults and elderly patients with ALL compared to 90% in children. We have seen major advances in our understanding and management of ALL related to identification of new cytogenetic and molecular abnormalities and development of novel targeted agents for the treatment of ALL...
June 11, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596941/highly-specific-and-effective-targeting-of-egfrviii-positive-tumors-with-tandab-antibodies
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Kristina Ellwanger, Uwe Reusch, Ivica Fucek, Stefan Knackmuss, Michael Weichel, Thorsten Gantke, Vera Molkenthin, Eugene A Zhukovsky, Michael Tesar, Martin Treder
To harness the cytotoxic capacity of immune cells for the treatment of solid tumors, we developed tetravalent, bispecific tandem diabody (TandAb) antibodies that recognize EGFRvIII, the deletion variant III of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and CD3 on T-cells, thereby directing immune cells to eliminate EGFRvIII-positive tumor cells. Using phage display, we identified scFv antibodies selectively binding to EGFRvIII. These highly EGFRvIII-specific, fully human scFv were substantially improved by affinity maturation, achieving KDs in the picomolar range, and were used to construct a set of bispecific EGFRvIII-targeting TandAbs with a broad range of binding and cytotoxic properties...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588218/a-semi-high-throughput-method-for-screening-small-bispecific-antibodies-with-high-cytotoxicity
#11
Aruto Sugiyama, Mitsuo Umetsu, Hikaru Nakazawa, Teppei Niide, Tomoko Onodera, Katsuhiro Hosokawa, Shuhei Hattori, Ryutaro Asano, Izumi Kumagai
Small bispecific antibodies that induce T-cell-mediated cytotoxicity have the potential to damage late-stage tumor masses to a clinically relevant degree, but their cytotoxicity is critically dependent on their structural and functional properties. Here, we constructed an optimized procedure for identifying highly cytotoxic antibodies from a variety of the T-cell-recruiting antibodies engineered from a series of antibodies against cancer antigens of epidermal growth factor receptor family and T-cell receptors...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584141/multi-mechanistic-monoclonal-antibodies-targeting-s-aureus-%C3%AE-toxin-and-clumping-factor-a-activity-and-efficacy-comparisons-of-a-mab-combination-and-an-engineered-bispecific-antibody-approach
#12
C Tkaczyk, S Kasturirangan, A Minola, O Jones-Nelson, V Gunter, Y Y Shi, K Rosenthal, V Aleti, E Semenova, P Warrener, D Tabor, C K Stover, D Corti, G Rainey, B R Sellman
Secreted α-toxin (AT) and surface-localized clumping factor A (ClfA) are key virulence determinants in S. aureus bloodstream infections. We previously demonstrated that prophylaxis with a multi-mechanistic monoclonal antibody (mAb) combination against AT (MEDI4893*) and ClfA (11H10) provided greater strain coverage and improved efficacy in a S. aureus lethal bacteremia model. Subsequently, 11H10 was found to exhibit reduced affinity and impaired inhibition of fibrinogen binding to ClfA002 expressed by members of a predominant hospital associated MRSA clone, ST5...
June 5, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579366/-two-in-one-approach-for-bioassay-selection-for-dual-specificity-antibodies
#13
Ho Young Lee, Gabriele Schaefer, Chingwei Vivian Lee, Pin Yee Wong, Guoying Jiang
Dual specific antibodies and bispecific antibodies that recognize two different antigen targets are currently being regarded as very effective therapeutics for complex human diseases. While effective, designing and developing a bioassay strategy for dual specific antibodies that is reflective of the mechanism of action (MoA) and also measures the dual activities of antibodies pose unique and exciting challenges. An important question asked while developing a bioassay for dual specific antibodies is, "How many bioassays will be needed, one bioassay or two separate bioassays?" Here we present an approach of using one bioassay for a dual specific antibody that targets two receptors in signaling pathways...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572527/treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-a-gpc3-targeted-bispecific-t-cell-engager
#14
Yanyu Bi, Hua Jiang, Peng Wang, Bo Song, Huamao Wang, Xianming Kong, Zonghai Li
There are limited strategies for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, we prepared a Bispecific T cell engager (BiTE) targeting Glypican 3 (GPC3) and CD3. The GPC3/CD3 BiTE was prepared by fusing the single-chain variable fragment (scFv) of the humanized anti-GPC3 antibody (9F2) with the scFv of the anti-CD3 antibody (OKT3). The in vitro and in vivo cytotoxic activities of the GPC3/CD3 BiTE were evaluated against various HCC cell lines. The GPC3/CD3 BiTE could efficiently mediate the T cell killing of GPC3-positive HCC in vitro, which was dependent on GPC3 expression on the surface of HCC cells...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561703/hematologic-malignancies-plasma-cell-disorders
#15
Madhav V Dhodapkar, Ivan Borrello, Adam D Cohen, Edward A Stadtmauer
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a plasma cell malignancy characterized by the growth of tumor cells in the bone marrow. Properties of the tumor microenvironment provide both potential tumor-promoting and tumor-restricting properties. Targeting underlying immune triggers for evolution of tumors as well as direct attack of malignant plasma cells is an emerging focus of therapy for MM. The monoclonal antibodies daratumumab and elotuzumab, which target the plasma cell surface proteins CD38 and SLAMF7/CS1, respectively, particularly when used in combination with immunomodulatory agents and proteasome inhibitors, have resulted in high response rates and improved survival for patients with relapsed and refractory MM...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559564/efficient-generation-of-bispecific-murine-antibodies-for-pre-clinical-investigations-in-syngeneic-rodent-models
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Aran F Labrijn, Joyce I Meesters, Matthew Bunce, Anthony A Armstrong, Sandeep Somani, Tom C Nesspor, Mark L Chiu, Işil Altintaş, Sandra Verploegen, Janine Schuurman, Paul W H I Parren
Therapeutic concepts exploiting tumor-specific antibodies are often established in pre-clinical xenograft models using immuno-deficient mice. More complex therapeutic paradigms, however, warrant the use of immuno-competent mice, that more accurately capture the relevant biology that is being exploited. These models require the use of (surrogate) mouse or rat antibodies to enable optimal interactions with murine effector molecules. Immunogenicity is furthermore decreased, allowing longer-term treatment. We recently described controlled Fab-arm exchange (cFAE) as an easy-to-use method for the generation of therapeutic human IgG1 bispecific antibodies (bsAb)...
May 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555136/oncolytic-immunotherapy-conceptual-evolution-current-strategies-and-future-perspectives
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Zong Sheng Guo, Zuqiang Liu, Stacy Kowalsky, Mathilde Feist, Pawel Kalinski, Binfeng Lu, Walter J Storkus, David L Bartlett
The concept of oncolytic virus (OV)-mediated cancer therapy has been shifted from an operational virotherapy paradigm to an immunotherapy. OVs often induce immunogenic cell death (ICD) of cancer cells, and they may interact directly with immune cells as well to prime antitumor immunity. We and others have developed a number of strategies to further stimulate antitumor immunity and to productively modulate the tumor microenvironment (TME) for potent and sustained antitumor immune cell activity. First, OVs have been engineered or combined with other ICD inducers to promote more effective T cell cross-priming, and in many cases, the breaking of functional immune tolerance...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544595/severe-cytokine-release-syndrome-in-a-patient-receiving-pd-1-directed-therapy
#18
Seth J Rotz, Daniel Leino, Sara Szabo, Jennifer L Mangino, Brian K Turpin, Joseph G Pressey
Cytokine release syndrome (CRS) is a phenomenon of immune hyperactivation described in the setting of cellular and bispecific T-cell engaging immunotherapy. Checkpoint blockade using anti-programmed cell death 1 (anti-PD-1) inhibitors is an approach to antitumor immune system stimulation. A 29-year-old female with alveolar soft part sarcoma developed severe CRS after treatment with anti-PD-1 therapy. CRS was characterized by high fevers, encephalopathy, hypotension, hypoxia, hepatic dysfunction, and evidence of coagulopathy, and resolved after infusion of the interleukin-6 inhibitor tocilizumab and corticosteroids...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533211/targeting-key-angiogenic-pathways-with-a-bispecific-crossmab-optimized-for-neovascular-eye%C3%A2-diseases
#19
Jörg T Regula, Peter Lundh von Leithner, Richard Foxton, Veluchamy A Barathi, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Sai Bo Bo Tun, Yeo Sia Wey, Daiju Iwata, Miroslav Dostalek, Jörg Moelleken, Kay G Stubenrauch, Everson Nogoceke, Gabriella Widmer, Pamela Strassburger, Michael J Koss, Christian Klein, David T Shima, Guido Hartmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532177/targeting-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-with-blinatumomab
#20
Sheilagh Sanders, Douglas A Stewart
Management of patients with relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) remains challenging, and novel effective agents are eagerly awaited. Blinatumomab is a bispecific T-cell engager, targeting CD19. While blinatumomab's primary clinical use has been in B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), there are increasing data for its use in B-lineage lymphomas. Areas covered: The aim of this review is to highlight the clinical data for blinatumomab use in NHL. Herein, the authors provide an overview of blinatumomab, its mechanism of action, its proven efficacy against B-ALL, and its phase I-II data assessing its use in NHL Expert opinion: Blinatumomab has modest activity in phase I-II trials in NHL, and may represent a means of bridging patients with relapsed disease to hematopoietic stem cell transplant...
June 1, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
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