Journal article

IN-VITRO AND IN-VIVO ANTITUMOR-ACTIVITY OF A CHIMERIC ANTI-CD19 ANTIBODY

GA PIETERSZ, WJ LI, VR SUTTON, J BURGESS, IFC MCKENZIE, H ZOLA, JA TRAPANI

Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy | SPRINGER | Published : 1995

Abstract

Mouse monoclonal antibodies to CD19 detect an antigenic determinant expressed exclusively on the surface of B lymphocytes, and have previously been shown to be potentially useful therapeutic reagents for human B cell lymphoma. We report the production and characterization of a mouse/human chimeric antibody, cCD19, with potent in vivo antitumour activity. The genes encoding the variable domains for heavy (VH) and light (VL) chains were subcloned into eukaryotic expression vectors containing human constant region genes (IgG1 and kappa), and co-transfected into non-secreting Sp2/0 mouse myeloma cells. Intraperitoneal administration of cCD19 produced inhibition of growth of subcutaneous CD19+ Su..

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