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Anticancer Res. 2005 Jan-Feb;25(1A):43-52.

Preclinical studies comparing different bispecific antibodies for redirecting T cell cytotoxicity to extracellular antigens on prostate carcinomas.

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  • 1Clinical Sciences Center, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI 53792, USA.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Bispecific antibodies (BiAbs) are used to enhance targeting of T cells and other cytotoxic agents to tumors while minimizing non-specific tissue toxicities. This study compares the targeting efficacy of 3 BiAbs derived from chemically heteroconjugating a T cell-directed monoclonal antibody (mAb) to 9184, 9187 or 9189, which are mAbs directed at extracellular antigens expressed on human prostate carcinoma cell lines.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

9184 (anti-Her2/neu), 9187 (anti-gp55) and 9189 (anti-gp42) were each heteroconjugated to anti-CD3 to produce BiAbs capable of binding to ("arming") anti-CD3 activated T cells (ATC) and redirecting their cytotoxicity to prostate cancer cells expressing the respective antigen. ATC from cancer patients and/or normal subjects were armed with each BiAb and tested in co-cultures with PC-3, DU 145, and LNCaP cells for binding, cytotoxicity, and cytokine secretion.

RESULTS:

All 3 tumor-directed mAbs bound to each of the prostate cancer cell lines. ATC armed with 9184Bi statistically augmented cytotoxicity directed at PC-3 and increased IFN-gamma, TNF-alpha, and GM-CSF secretion as well as induced IFN-gamma EliSpots above that seen for 9187Bi, 9189Bi, ATC alone or ATC armed with an irrelevant BiAb. 9184Bi-armed ATC mediated significant cytotoxicity against LNCaP and DU 145 cells as well. When we armed ATC from 6 cancer patients with 9184Bi, 9184Bi markedly enhanced cytotoxicity of ATC from 5 of the 6 patients.

CONCLUSION:

Arming ATC with BiAbs augments cytotoxicity directed at prostate cancer lines expressing the target antigens. Arming with 9184Bi was the most effective at redirecting cytotoxicity at PC-3 cells and inducing cytokine secretion. As an alternative to mAb therapy with anti-HER2, the HER2 antigen may provide a suitable target for redirecting anti-cancer immune cells, immunobiologicals, or other agents to HRPC.

PMID:
15816517
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