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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634161/oncolytic-adenovirus-expressing-bispecific-antibody-targets-t-cell-cytotoxicity-in-cancer-biopsies
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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/28604701/elimination-of-large-tumors-in-mice-by-mrna-encoded-bispecific-antibodies
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
REVIEW
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/28514732/structural-basis-of-a-novel-heterodimeric-fc-for-bispecific-antibody-production
#14
Hudie Wei, Haiyan Cai, Yuhao Jin, Pilin Wang, Qingqing Zhang, Yihui Lin, Weixiao Wang, Jinke Cheng, Naiyan Zeng, Ting Xu, Aiwu Zhou
Bispecific antibodies provide an efficient tool for combinational clinical therapy. Here we have engineered a heterodimeric Fc for bispecific antibodies production by combining the knob-into-hole and electrostatic steering strategies where a bulky hydrophobic residue Phe405 of the IgG CH3 interface is mutated to a charged residue Lys and Lys409 of the corresponding CH3 domain is mutated to Ala. The crystal structure of this Fc heterodimer solved here at 2.7Å resolution revealed how these two mutations resulted a complementary binding interface and explained why F405K mutation could effectively inhibit Fc homodimer formation during protein expression...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472610/nature-functions-and-clinical-implications-of-igg4-autoantibodies-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
Qingjun Pan, Qiaofen Lan, Yanxia Peng, Jun Cai, Jian Zheng, Carol Dickerson, Haiyan Xiao, Hua-Feng Liu
Protective autoantibodies in homeostasis, clinical relevance, and therapeutic potential have gained wide attention. Recent studies showed that IgG4 autoantibodies play crucial roles in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In one aspect, IgG4 autoantibodies can bind autoantigens in competition with other classes of immunoglobulins (e.g., IgG1, IgG2a) to form non-inflammatory immune-complexes (ICs), which have a limited ability to induce immune responses because of the low affinity of IgG4 for both Fc receptors and the C1 complement molecule, resulting in reduced inflammatory response in SLE and RA...
March 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469973/the-development-of-bispecific-antibodies-and-their-applications-in-tumor-immune-escape
#16
REVIEW
Xiaolong Zhang, Yuanyuan Yang, Dongmei Fan, Dongsheng Xiong
During the past two decades, a great evolution of bispecific antibodies (BsAbs) for therapeutic applications has been made. BsAbs can bind simultaneously two different antigens or epitopes, which leads to a wide range of applications including redirecting T cells or NK cells to tumor cells, blocking two different signaling pathways, dual targeting of different disease mediators, and delivering payloads to targeted sites. Aside from approved catumaxomab (anti-CD3 and anti-EpCAM) and blinatumomab (anti-CD3 and anti-CD19), many more BsAbs are now in various phases of clinical development...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463232/bispecific-antibody-targets-multiple-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-evasion-mechanisms-in-the-lung-vasculature
#17
Ajitha Thanabalasuriar, Bas Gj Surewaard, Michelle E Willson, Arpan S Neupane, Charles K Stover, Paul Warrener, George Wilson, Ashley E Keller, Bret R Sellman, Antonio DiGiandomenico, Paul Kubes
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major cause of severe infections that lead to bacteremia and high patient mortality. P. aeruginosa has evolved numerous evasion and subversion mechanisms that work in concert to overcome immune recognition and effector functions in hospitalized and immunosuppressed individuals. Here, we have used multilaser spinning-disk intravital microscopy to monitor the blood-borne stage in a murine bacteremic model of P. aeruginosa infection. P. aeruginosa adhered avidly to lung vasculature, where patrolling neutrophils and other immune cells were virtually blind to the pathogen's presence...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461199/new-structural-formats-of-therapeutic-antibodies-for-rheumatology
#18
Christophe Dumet, Jérémy Pottier, Valérie Gouilleux, Hervé Watier
Pharmaceutical companies strive continuously to develop better medications in order to remain competitive. In the arena of monoclonal antibodies and related biologics (fusion proteins containing an IgG Fc fragment), the thrust is not only toward identifying new targets, but also toward developing new molecular formats. Here, new-generation antibodies used to treat rheumatic diseases are discussed, with emphasis on relations linking structure to pharmacological effects and on the improvements expected from the new formats...
April 28, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453885/lineage-switch-under-blinatumomab-treatment-of-relapsed-common-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-without-mll-rearrangement
#19
Annabelle Zoghbi, Udo Zur Stadt, Beate Winkler, Ingo Müller, Gabriele Escherich
Blinatumomab is a bispecific T-cell engaging αCD19 antibody used in refractory or relapsed B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Recently, lineage switch to a myeloid phenotype has been described following CD19 targeting treatment in three pediatric patients with mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) rearranged ALL. We report the case of a female who received blinatumomab for a first relapse of ALL without MLL alterations. She suffered from a second relapse early after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and was treated with blinatumomab again...
April 28, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451690/factor-viiia-mimetic-cofactor-activity-of-a-bispecific-antibody-to-factors-ix-ixa-and-x-xa-emicizumab-depends-on-its-ability-to-bridge-the-antigens
#20
Takehisa Kitazawa, Keiko Esaki, Tatsuhiko Tachibana, Shinya Ishii, Tetsuhiro Soeda, Atsushi Muto, Yoshiki Kawabe, Tomoyuki Igawa, Hiroyuki Tsunoda, Keiji Nogami, Midori Shima, Kunihiro Hattori
Emicizumab, a humanised bispecific antibody recognising factors (F) IX/IXa and X/Xa, can accelerate FIXa-catalysed FX activation by bridging FIXa and FX in a manner similar to FVIIIa. However, details of the emicizumab-antigen interactions have not been reported so far. In this study, we first showed by surface plasmon resonance analysis that emicizumab bound FIX, FIXa, FX, and FXa with moderate affinities (KD = 1.58, 1.52, 1.85, and 0.978 µM, respectively). We next showed by immunoblotting analysis that emicizumab recognised the antigens' epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like domains...
April 28, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
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