Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), which consist of a monoclonal antibody (mAb), a linker, and a payload, can deliver a drug to cancer tissues. We previously produced an anti-dog podoplanin (dPDPN) mAb, PMab-38, which reacts with dPDPN-expressing canine melanomas and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), but not with dPDPN-expressing canine type I alveolar cells or lymphatic endothelial cells, indicating that PMab-38 possesses cancer specificity. In this study, we developed an ADC, P38B-DM1, using the mouse-canine chimeric anti-dPDPN antibody, P38B as the antibody, a peptide linker, and emtansine as the payload using the chemical conjugation by affinity peptide (CCAP) method. We investigated its cytotoxicity against dPDPN-overexpressed Chinese hamster ovary (CHO/dPDPN) cells in vitro and its antitumor activity using a mouse xenograft model of CHO/dPDPN cells. P38B-DM1 showed cytotoxicity to CHO/dPDPN cells in a dose-dependent manner in vitro. Furthermore, P38B-DM1 exhibited higher antitumor activity than P38B in the mouse xenograft model. These results suggest that P38B-DM1, developed using the CCAP method, is useful for antibody therapy against dPDPN-expressing canine SCCs and melanomas.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Apr|
- antibody-drug conjugate
- dog podoplanin
- monoclonal antibody