Anders Wennborg

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The Affibody molecule Z(HER2:342-pep2), site-specifically and homogeneously conjugated with a 1,4,7,10-tetra-azacylododecane-N,N',N'',N'''-tetraacetic acid (DOTA) chelator, was produced in a single chemical process by peptide synthesis. DOTA-Z(HER2:342-pep2) folds spontaneously and binds HER2 with 65 pmol/L affinity. Efficient radiolabeling with >95%(More)
Targeting radionuclide imaging of tumor-associated antigens may help to select patients who will benefit from a particular biological therapy. Affibody molecules are a novel class of small (approximately 7 kDa) phage display-selected affinity proteins, based on the B-domain scaffold of staphylococcal protein A. A large library (3 x 10(9) variants) has(More)
A radiolabeled anti-HER2 Affibody molecule (Z(HER2:342)) targets HER2-expressing xenografts with high selectivity and gives good imaging contrast. However, the small size (approximately 7 kDa) results in rapid glomerular filtration and high renal accumulation of radiometals, thus excluding targeted therapy. Here, we report that reversible binding to albumin(More)
UNLABELLED The clinical utility of a human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-targeting Affibody molecule for detection and characterization of HER2-positive lesions was investigated in patients with recurrent metastatic breast cancer. METHODS Three patients received (111)In- or (68)Ga-labeled DOTA(0)-Z(HER2:342-pep2) (ABY-002). gamma-Camera,(More)
Detection of HER2-overexpression in tumors and metastases is important for the selection of patients who will benefit from trastuzumab treatment. Earlier investigations showed successful imaging of HER2-positive tumors in patients using indium- or gallium-labeled Affibody molecules. The goal of this study was to evaluate the use of (99m)Tc-labeled Affibody(More)
PURPOSE Bruton's tyrosine kinase is crucial for B-lymphocyte development. By the use of gene expression profiling, we have identified four expressed sequence tags among 38 potential Btk target genes, which have now been characterised. METHODS Bioinformatics tools including data mining of additional unpublished gene expression profiles, sequence(More)
Monitoring HER2 expression is crucial for selection of breast cancer patients amenable to HER2-targeting therapy. The Affibody molecule ZHER2:342 binds to HER2 with picomolar affinity and enables specific imaging of HER2 expression. Previously, ZHER2:342 with the additional N-terminal mercaptoacetyl-glycyl-glycyl-glycyl (maGGG) sequence was labelled with(More)
Radiation-induced chromosomal instability has many features in common with genomic instability of cancer cells. In order to understand the delayed cellular response to ionizing radiation we have studied variations in the patterns of gene expression in primary human lymphocytes at various time points after gamma irradiation in vitro. Cells either exposed to(More)
UNLABELLED The expression status of human epidermal growth factor receptor type 2 (HER2) predicts the response of HER2-targeted therapy in breast cancer. ABY-025 is a small reengineered Affibody molecule targeting a unique epitope of the HER2 receptor, not occupied by current therapeutic agents. This study evaluated the distribution, safety, dosimetry, and(More)
The effects of polar (mercaptoacetyl-triseryl) and negatively charged (mercaptoacetyl-triglumatyl) chelators on the biodistribution of 99mTc-labeled anti-HER2 Affibody molecules were previously investigated. With glycine, serine, and glutamate, we demonstrated that substitution with a single amino acid in the chelator can significantly influence the(More)