Special Issue "Antibodies for Effector Cell Redirection"
A special issue of Antibodies (ISSN 2073-4468).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2021) | Viewed by 7871
Interests: antibody engineering; antibody-based immunotherapy; immune effector cell recruitment; bispecific antibodies; cancer immunotherapy
Interests: antibody hit discovery; antibody engineering; protein engineering; bispecific antibodies; monoclonal antibodies; single domain antibodies; immune cell redirection; immunoligands; antagonistic antibodies; agonistic antibodies; immune checkpoint inhibitors; phage display; yeast surface display; mammalian display; B cell selection strategies
Since the advent of cancer immunotherapy, the field of effector cell-redirecting agents/antibody derivatives has made tremendous progress. Consequently, multiple bispecific antibody derivates that harness the body’s own immune effector cell repertoire are currently being investigated in clinical trials. While traditionally, α/β T cells were the preferred effector cell population for redirection, today, multiple different types of effector cells are being exploited, including (but not limited to) NK cells, γ/δ T cells, macrophages, and neutrophils. Moreover, combinatorial approaches are known to date, involving several different immune cell populations that can be addressed in a direct manner (e.g., by addressing activating receptors or co-stimulatory signals shared by different cell populations) or via secondary effects (such as targeted cytokine release). In addition to triggering activating receptors on effector cells in a tumor-targeted fashion, we understand immune cell redirection in a broader manner, such as conditional blockade of inhibitory receptors or providing co-stimulatory signals within the tumor microenvironment. Beyond bi- and multispecific approaches, the choice of the antibody isotype and Fc engineering in general drastically impact the type of activated effector cell population and hence can be considered as additional aspects of immune cell redirection.
This Special Issue is dedicated to effector cell redirection in its entirety. We invite you to contribute with an original article or a review.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Peipp
Dr. Stefan Zielonka
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- Antibody engineering
- Bispecific antibodies
- Multispecific antibodies
- Protein engineering
- Antibody Isotypes
- Fc engineering
- NK cells
- T cells
- Dendridic cells
- Immune cell engagers
- Effector cell engagers