Akito Natsume

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Enhancement of multiple effector functions of an antibody may be a promising approach for antibody therapy. We have previously reported that fucose removal from Fc-linked oligosaccharides greatly enhances antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) of therapeutic antibodies. Here, we report a unique approach to enhance complement-dependent cytotoxicity(More)
Fucose depletion from oligosaccharides of human IgG1-type antibodies results in a great enhancement of antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC). The aim of this study was to clarify the effect of fucose removal on effector functions of all human IgG subclasses. A panel of anti-CD20 chimeric antibodies having a matched set of human heavy chain(More)
Hybrid glycoprotein and neoproteoglycan probes were prepared by coupling various glycoproteins or polysaccharides to peroxidase or biotinyl bovine serum albumin, respectively. Lectins recognizable by the neoglycoconjugate probes were extracted from 16 cultivable mushrooms. Dot-blot assay revealed five extracts to be reactive with only hybrid glycoprotein(More)
Bispecific antibodies (bsAbs) have the potential to extend binding selectivity, increase avidity and exert potent cytotoxicity due to the combination of dual specificities. scFv2-Fc type of single-gene-encoded bispecific antibody, composed of two different single-chain Fvs and an Fc, has been reported to be capable of binding to different antigens. The aim(More)
As platforms for therapeutic agents, monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) have already been approved, and several MAbs have demonstrated clinical effectiveness in a variety of malignancies. However, several issues have also been emerging in antibody therapy, such as high cost and insufficient drug action. Recently, to improve MAb activity in humans, effector(More)
Fucose removal from complex-type oligosaccharide of human IgG1-type antibody results in a great enhancement of antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC). The aim of this study was to clarify the effect of fucose removal on effector functions of a single-gene-encoded antibody with an scFv used as the binding domain. We generated both a fucose-negative(More)
One of the major issues in current antibody therapy is insufficient efficacy. Various biological factors relating to the host's immune system or tumor cells have been suggested to reduce the efficacy of anti-CD20 therapy in B-cell malignancies. In this study, we characterized the in vitro anti-lymphoma activity of anti-CD20 antibodies having a novel(More)
We demonstrate herein the augmentation of rituximab-mediated apoptosis in lymphoma cell lines by cross-linking with recombinant FcgammaRs, which is further enhanced by using a nonfucosylated variant of rituximab having strong FcgammaRIII-binding capacity. Furthermore, we show that neutrophils can serve as physiological cross-linkers that augment(More)
Cytokines and growth factors are indispensable for the propagation and maintenance of factor-dependent mammalian cells. However, cytokines are often so expensive that the use of factor-dependent cells for industrial applications such as protein production is often not practical. Based on our previous design of a binary hen egg lysozyme (HEL)-specific(More)
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