Podocalyxin (PODXL) is expressed in several cancers, including brain tumors and colorectal cancers. PODXL overexpression is an independent predictor of progression, metastasis, and poor outcome. We recently immunized mice with recombinant human PODXL, which was produced using LN229 glioblastoma cells, and produced a clone PcMab-47 that could be used for investigating PODXL expression by flow cytometry and immunohistochemical analysis. Herein, we produced a human-mouse chimeric PcMab-47 (chPcMab-47) and investigated its antitumor activity against PODXL-expressing tumors. chPcMab-47 reacted with LN229, LN229/PODXL, and Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)/PODXL cells, but it did not react with CHO-K1 or PODXL-knockout LN229 cell line (PDIS-13). chPcMab-47 exerted antitumor activity against a mouse xenograft model using CHO/PODXL. Furthermore, chPcMab-47 was reactive with colorectal cancer cell lines such as HCT-15, Caco-2, HCT-8, and DLD-1. chPcMab-47 also exhibited antitumor activity against a mouse xenograft model using HCT-15. These results suggest that chPcMab-47 could be useful for antibody therapy against PODXL-expressing cancers.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Monoclonal antibodies in immunodiagnosis and immunotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Aug|
- Chimeric antibody
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy