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Xuzhi He, Jazmina L Cruz, Shannon Joseph, Nicola Pett, Hui Yi Chew, Zewen K Tuong, Satomi Okano, Gabrielle Kelly, Margaret Veitch, Fiona Simpson, James W Wells
The Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) is selectively expressed on the surface of numerous tumours, such as non-small cell lung, ovarian, colorectal and head and neck carcinomas. EGFR has therefore become a target for cancer therapy. Cetuximab is a chimeric human/mouse monoclonal antibody (mAb) that binds to EGFR, where it both inhibits signaling and induces cell death by antibody-dependent cell mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC). Cetuximab has been approved for clinical use in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and colorectal cancer...
February 23, 2018: Oncotarget
Sarah M Tete, Åsne Jul-Larsen, Sina Rostami, Turid Helen Felli Lunde, Hanne Søland, Florian Krammer, Rebecca J Cox
The 2009 pandemic H1N1 (A(H1N1)pdm09) virus had a highly divergent hemagglutinin (HA) compared to pre-2009 seasonal H1N1 strains. Most peoples were immunologically naïve to the A(H1N1)pdm09, although hospital workers were exposed early in the pandemic before pandemic vaccines became available. Here, we evaluated how pre-existing antibodies influence the induction of cross-functional HA stalk antibodies following A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccination. Fifty-six healthcare workers vaccinated with AS03 adjuvanted A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccine were chosen by their pre-vaccination priming status (primed HI titers ≥ 40 or unprimed < 40)...
March 13, 2018: Vaccine
Yuling Wu, Ahmad Akhgar, Jia J Li, Binbing Yu, Cecil Chen, Nancy Lee, Wendy I White, Lorin K Roskos
Assessment of anti-drug antibodies (ADAs) for neutralizing activity is important for the clinical development of biopharmaceuticals. Two types of neutralizing antibody (NAb) assays (competitive ligand-binding assay [CLBA] and cell-based assay [CBA]) are commonly used to characterize neutralizing activities. To support the clinical development of benralizumab, a humanized, anti-interleukin-5 receptor α, anti-eosinophil monoclonal antibody, we developed and validated a CLBA and a CBA. The CLBA and CBA were compared for sensitivity, drug tolerance, and precision to detect NAbs in serum samples from clinical trials...
March 14, 2018: AAPS Journal
Clive M Michelo, Bram van Cranenbroek, Peran Touw, Frans H J Claas, Arnold van der Meer, Irma Joosten
Background: Antibody-mediated rejection in solid organ transplantation is an important immunological barrier to successful long-term graft survival. Next to complement activation, natural killer (NK) cells have been implicated in the process. Human cytomegalovirus (CMV), independently associated with decreased graft survival, has a strong imprint on the immune response. Here, we assessed the effect of CMV status on alloreactive NK cell reactivity. Methods: We compared antibody-mediated NK cell cytolytic activity (CD107a expression) and IFNγ production between healthy CMV-seropositive (n = 8) and CMV-seronegative (n = 11) individuals, in cocultures of NK cells with anti-HLA class I or rituximab (control) antibody-coated Raji cells...
December 2017: Transplantation Direct
Quang N Nguyen, David R Martinez, Jonathon E Himes, R Whitney Edwards, Qifeng Han, Amit Kumar, Riley Mangan, Nathan I Nicely, Guanhua Xie, Nathan Vandergrift, Xiaoying Shen, Justin Pollara, Sallie R Permar
BACKGROUND: The initial envelope (Env)-specific antibody response in acutely HIV-1-infected individuals and simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)-infected rhesus monkeys (RMs) is dominated by non-neutralizing antibodies targeting Env gp41. In contrast, natural primate SIV hosts, such as African green monkeys (AGMs), develop a predominant Env gp120-specific antibody response to SIV infection. However, the fine-epitope specificity and function of SIV Env-specific plasma IgG, and their potential role on autologous virus co-evolution in SIV-infected AGMs and RMs remain unclear...
March 9, 2018: Retrovirology
Justin Pollara, Chiara Orlandi, Charles Beck, R Whitney Edwards, Yi Hu, Shuying Liu, Shixia Wang, Richard A Koup, Thomas N Denny, Shan Lu, Georgia D Tomaras, Anthony DeVico, George K Lewis, Guido Ferrari
Several different assay methodologies have been described for the evaluation of HIV or SIV-specific antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC). Commonly used assays measure ADCC by evaluating effector cell functions, or by detecting elimination of target cells. Signaling through Fc receptors, cellular activation, cytotoxic granule exocytosis, or accumulation of cytolytic and immune signaling factors have been used to evaluate ADCC at the level of the effector cells. Alternatively, assays that measure killing or loss of target cells provide a direct assessment of the specific killing activity of antibodies capable of ADCC...
March 2, 2018: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
Barbara Colzani, Laura Pandolfi, Ada Hoti, Pietro Alessandro Iovene, Antonino Natalello, Svetlana Avvakumova, Miriam Colombo, Davide Prosperi
Background: We report the development of an efficient antibody delivery system for the incorporation of trastuzumab (TZ) into poly(lactic- co -glycolic) acid nanoparticles (PLGA NPs). The aim of the work was to overcome the current limitations in the clinical use of therapeutic antibodies, including immunogenicity, poor pharmacokinetics, low tumor penetration and safety issues. Materials and methods: Trastuzumab-loaded PLGA NPs (PLGA-TZ) were synthesized according to a double emulsion method...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Hamid Maadi, Babak Nami, Junfeng Tong, Gina Li, Zhixiang Wang
BACKGROUND: Targeted therapy with trastuzumab has become a mainstay for HER2-positive breast cancer without a clear understanding of the mechanism of its action. While many mechanisms have been suggested for the action of trastuzumab, most of them are not substantiated by experimental data. It has been suggested that trastuzumab functions by inhibiting intracellular signaling initiated by HER2, however, the data are very controversial. A major issue is the different cellular background of various breast cancer cells lines used in these studies...
March 1, 2018: BMC Cancer
Maria Rita Gaiser, Michelle Bongiorno, Isaac Brownell
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive neuroendocrine skin cancer that lacks durable responses to traditional chemotherapy. Areas covered: After MCC was shown to be an immunogenic tumor, small trials revealed high objective response rates to PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors. The JAVELIN Merkel 200 (NCT02155647) trial tested the use of avelumab, a human IgG1 monoclonal antibody against PD-L1, in metastatic MCC. Avelumab recently became the first approved drug for metastatic MCC. Expert commentary: By conducting broad phase I studies assessing the safety of avelumab and a small phase II study demonstrating efficacy in this rare orphan tumor type, avelumab gained accelerated approval for the treatment of metastatic MCC...
February 26, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
Thomas D Duensing, Susan R Watson
A useful feature of therapeutic antibodies is the ability to kill the cells to which they bind. Antibodies are capable of mediating cell killing in a variety of ways. Apoptosis, complement-mediated mechanisms, and antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) are all effects that can be assayed to characterize lead antibody candidates. Extensive, multidose characterizations of a series of candidates can be performed in a short amount of time using assays developed for high-throughput flow cytometry systems...
February 1, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
Hirokazu Yagi, Daisuke Takakura, Lubka T Roumenina, Wolf Herman Fridman, Catherine Sautès-Fridman, Nana Kawasaki, Koichi Kato
Fc-receptors for immunoglobulin G (FcγRs) mediate a variety of effector and regulatory mechanisms in the immune system. N-glycosylation of FcγRs critically affects their functions which is well exemplified by antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC) and phagocytosis mediated by homologous FcγRIIIa and FcγRIIIb, respectively. Although several reports describe N-glycosylation profiles of recombinant FcγRIII glycoproteins, much remains unknown regarding their native glycoforms. Here we performed site-specific N-glycosylation profiling of a soluble form of FcγRIIIb purified from human serum based on mass spectrometric analysis...
February 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
Dongwei He, Xiaoyan Fan, Boyi Liu, Yiqing Tian, Xiangmei Zhang, Lin Kang, Yan Tai, Shuzhen Liu, Qian Wang, Qingxia Li, Jianhui Cai
A murine monoclonal antibody (MAb-1) specific for GM3 has been generated by immunizing β3Gn-T5 knockout mice with purified GM3 ganglioside. The binding specificity of MAb-1 (IgG3 subclass) was established by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and FACS and the antibody showed high binding specificity with GM3. Cell viability assay showed that MAb-1 significantly suppressed cell growth. Immunohistochemistry analysis revealed that MAb-1 was strongly expressed in human ovarian cancer tissues, whereas it was hardly expressed in normal tissues...
February 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
Rosa Nguyen, Jim Houston, Wing K Chan, David Finkelstein, Michael A Dyer
Although anti-disialoganglioside (GD2) antibodies are successfully used for neuroblastoma therapy, a third of patients with neuroblastoma experience treatment failure or serious toxicity. Various strategies have been employed in the clinic to improve antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC), such as the addition of interleukin (IL)-2 to enhance natural killer (NK) cell function, adoptive transfer of allogeneic NK cells to exploit immune surveillance, and retinoid-induced differentiation therapy...
January 11, 2018: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
Camilo Andrés Pérez-Romero, Isaura Pilar Sánchez, Laura Naranjo-Piedrahita, Julio Cesar Orrego-Arango, Carlos Enrique Muskus-López, Winston Rojas-Montoya, Jose Luis Franco Restrepo, Claudia Milena Trujillo-Vargas
Polymorphic variants p.66L>R/H (g.7081T>G/A; rs10127939) and p.176F>V (g.10872T>G; rs396991) in FCGR3A (CD16A) have been associated with defects in cytotoxic function of natural killer (NK) cells in humans. Genotyping of these variants in genomic DNA has been ambiguous because of high degree of homology between FCGR3A and FCGR3B. We designed a strategy to genotype these polymorphisms and to evaluate their effects on NK cells' cytotoxic activity. One hundred and fifteen individuals from different geographical regions of Colombia were included...
January 5, 2018: Genes and Immunity
Tineke Casneuf, Xu Steven Xu, Homer C Adams, Amy E Axel, Christopher Chiu, Imran Khan, Tahamtan Ahmadi, Xiaoyu Yan, Sagar Lonial, Torben Plesner, Henk M Lokhorst, Niels W C J van de Donk, Pamela L Clemens, A Kate Sasser
Daratumumab, a human CD38 imunoglobulin G 1κ monoclonal antibody, has demonstrated clinical activity and a manageable safety profile in monotherapy and combination therapy clinical trials in relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma. CD38 is expressed at high levels on myeloma cells and, to a lesser extent, on immune effector cells, including natural killer (NK) cells, which are important for daratumumab-mediated antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC). Here, the pharmacodynamic effects of daratumumab monotherapy on NK cells, and the effect of NK cell dynamics on daratumumab efficacy and safety, were assessed...
October 24, 2017: Blood Advances
Kana Ishibashi, Kotaro Ishii, Goro Sugiyama, Y U Kamata, Azusa Suzuki, Wataru Kumamaru, Yukiko Ohyama, Hiroyuki Nakano, Tamotsu Kiyoshima, Tomoki Sumida, Tomohiro Yamada, Yoshihide Mori
BACKGROUND/AIM: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (AdCC) is a rare cancer of the salivary gland with high risk of recurrence and metastasis. Wnt signalling is critical for determining tumor grade in AdCC, as it regulates invasion and migration. β-catenin dephosphorylation plays an important role in the Wnt pathway, but its underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Because the regulatory subunits of protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) drive Wnt signalling via target molecules, including β-catenin, we used qRT-PCR and immunoblot analysis to investigate the expression of these subunits in an AdCC cell line (ACCS) and a more aggressive subline (ACCS-M)...
January 2018: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
Li Li, Da-Bei Fan, Ya-Ting Zhao, Yun Li, De-Qian Kong, Fang-Fei Cai, Guang-Ying Zheng
Congenital cataract (CC) is a clinical and genetically heterogeneous eye disease that primarily causes lens disorder and even amblyopic blindness in children. As the mechanism underlying CC is genetically inherited, identification of CC-associated gene mutations and their role in protein distribution are topics of both pharmacological and biological research. Through physical and ophthalmic examinations, two Chinese pedigrees with autosomal dominant congenital cataract (ADCC) were recruited for this study. Mutation analyses of CC candidate genes by next-generation sequencing (NGS) and Sanger sequencing revealed a novel missense mutation in CRYBB2 (p...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
Houcine Bougherara, Fariba Némati, André Nicolas, Gérald Massonnet, Martine Pugnière, Charlotte Ngô, Marie-Aude Le Frère-Belda, Alexandra Leary, Jérôme Alexandre, Didier Meseure, Jean-Marc Barret, Isabelle Navarro-Teulon, André Pèlegrin, Sergio Roman-Roman, Jean-François Prost, Emmanuel Donnadieu, Didier Decaudin
Müllerian inhibiting substance, also called anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis of AMH type II receptor-positive tumor cells, such as human ovarian cancers (OCs). On this basis, a humanized glyco-engineered monoclonal antibody (3C23K) has been developed. The aim of this study was therefore to experimentally confirm the therapeutic potential of 3C23K in human OCs. We first determined by immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry and cytofluorometry analyses the expression of AMHRII in patient's tumors and found that a majority (60 to 80% depending on the detection technique) of OCs were positive for this marker...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
Nan Hu, Jun Feng Yin, Ze Ji, Yidong Hong, Puyuan Wu, Baoxiang Bian, Ziyan Song, Rutian Li, Qin Liu, Fenglei Wu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: MicroRNA-21 is an oncogenic miR (oncomiR) frequently elevated in gastric cancer (GC). Overexpression of miR-21 decreases the sensitivity of GC cells to 5-fluorouridine (5-Fu) and trastuzumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). Receptor-mediated endocytosis plays a crucial role in the delivery of biotherapeutics including anti-miRNA oligonucleotides (AMOs). This study is a continuation of earlier findings involving poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL)-poly (ethylene glycol) (PEG) nanoparticles (PEG-PCL NPs), which were coated with trastuzumab to target GC with HER2 receptor over-expression using anti-miRNA-21 (AMO-21) and 5-Fu...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Camille Martin, Claire Kizlik-Masson, André Pèlegrin, Hervé Watier, Marie-Claude Viaud-Massuard, Nicolas Joubert
The annual "Antibody Industrial Symposium", co organized by LabEx MAbImprove, MabDesign and Polepharma, was held in Tours, France on June 27-28, 2017. The focus was on antibody-drug-conjugates (ADCs), new entities which realize the hope of Paul Ehrlich's magic bullet. ADCs result from the bioconjugation of a highly cytotoxic drug to a selective monoclonal antibody, which acts as a vector. Building on knowledge gained during the development of three approved ADCs, brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris®), ado trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla®) and inotuzumab ozogamicin (Besponsa®), and the many ADCs in development, this meeting addressed strategies and the latest innovations in the field from fundamental research to manufacturing...
February 2018: MAbs
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