Julia Stieglmaier

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A novel bispecific antibody-derived recombinant protein targeting leukemias and lymphomas was designed, a single-chain Fv triple body (sctb) consisting of 1 polypeptide chain with 3 scFvs connected in tandem. The distal scFvs were specific for the tumor antigen CD19, and the central scFv for the trigger molecule CD16 (FcgammaRIII) on natural killer (NK)(More)
Few patients with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) achieve prolonged disease-free survival. Blinatumomab, a bispecific T-cell engaging antibody construct, transiently links CD3-positive T cells to CD19-positive B cells. This phase 2 study evaluated stepwise (9-28-112 μg/d with weekly dose increases; n = 23) or flat (112 μg/d; n = 2)(More)
The clinical efficacy of the CD20-specific chimeric monoclonal antibody rituximab is significantly hampered by intrinsic or acquired resistance to therapy. Rituximab activates antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity/complement-dependent cytotoxicity-dependent lysis but also induces apoptosis by cross-linking of its target antigen CD20. Recent reports(More)
Although the treatment outcome of lymphoid malignancies has improved in recent years by the introduction of transplantation and antibody-based therapeutics, relapse remains a major problem. Therefore, new therapeutic options are urgently needed. One promising approach is the selective activation of apoptosis in tumor cells by the tumor necrosis(More)
To investigate the influence of N-linked oligosaccharides at asparagines-297 on the cytolytic potential of chimeric CD19 antibodies, three distinct variants were generated by production in different expression systems. The same chimeric CD19 antibody was produced in Sf21 insect cells, human 293 T cells, and 293 T cells expressing a co-transfected(More)
Adults with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia have an unfavourable prognosis, which is influenced by disease and patient characteristics. To further evaluate these characteristics, a retrospective analysis of 1,706 adult patients with Ph-negative relapsed/refractory B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnosed between 1990-2013 was(More)
CD19 is a B-lineage-specific transmembrane signaling protein participating in the control of proliferation and differentiation. It is present at high surface density on chronic B-lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) cells and cells of other B-cell malignancies, and is a prime target for therapy with antibody-derived agents. Many attempts have been made to target(More)
Various approaches of T-cell-based cancer immunotherapy are currently under investigation, among these are BiTE® (bispecific T-cell engager) antibody constructs, which have a unique design and mechanism of action. They are constructed by genetically linking onto a single polypeptide chain the minimal binding domains of monoclonal antibodies for(More)
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