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Angiogenesis. 2006;9(4):171-6. Epub 2006 Nov 16.

c7E3 Fab inhibits human tumor angiogenesis in a SCID mouse human skin xenograft model.

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  • 1Centocor, Malvern, PA, USA.


The alphavbeta3 integrin plays an important role in tumor growth and angiogenesis. Inhibition of this receptor by intact bivalent antibodies has been shown to inhibit angiogenesis and tumor growth. In this study we tested the chimeric Fab of 7E3 (c7E3 Fab), an antibody reactive with human platelet GPIIb/IIIa and alphavbeta3 to determine if it would inhibit in vivo angiogenesis and tumor growth in a SCID mouse/human skin tumor growth and angiogenesis model. c7E3 Fab inhibited human tumor angiogenesis and tumor growth. These data suggest monovalent antibody fragments devoid of antibody effector function can have efficacy in preclinical models of angiogenesis.

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