Karin Barbin

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A recombinant bispecific single-chain fragment variable antibody (bsscFv), directed against the B-cell antigen CD19 and the low affinity Fc-receptor FcgammaRIII (CD16), was designed for use in the treatment of patients with leukaemias and lymphomas. The Fc-portions of whole antibodies were deliberately eliminated in this construct to avoid undesired(More)
The level of genetic diversity within populations of introduced species has received increasing attention as an important factor influencing their survival and adaptive potential. We examined this issue with the Guatemalan potato tuber moth Tecia solanivora, an agricultural pest which has successfully invaded South America and the Canary Islands within the(More)
Two sets of expression vectors were constructed that permitted the efficient expression of single-chain Fv fragments (scFvs) fused N-terminally to an enhanced mutant of the green fluorescent protein GFP+ or the red fluorescent protein DsRed in insect and mammalian cells. The vectors allowed rapid cloning of scFv fragments and secretion of the fusion(More)
Bispecific Abs offer new perspectives for cancer immunotherapy. In this study, we describe a recombinant bispecific single-chain fragment variable (bsscFv) directed against Fc alpha RI (CD89) on polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) or monocytes/macrophages and HLA class II on lymphoma target cells. Fc alpha RI and HLA class II-directed single-chain fragment(More)
Relapse is a major problem after transplantation in children with acute B-lineage leukemias, and new therapies are needed to increase graft-versus-leukemia (GvL) effects without inducing graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). Here, we studied the ability of effector cells recovered from patients after transplantation with positive-selected stem cells from(More)
A novel single-chain immunotoxin was constructed by combining a CD33-specific single chain Fv (scFv) antibody fragment with an engineered variant of Pseudomonas exotoxin A (ETA). The variant toxin carries the KDEL peptide at its C-terminus, a cellular peptide mediating improved retrograde transport to the endoplasmic reticulum. The purified recombinant(More)
Summary:Relapse is a major problem after allogeneic transplantation in children with acute B-lineage lymphoblastic leukemias (ALL) and lymphomas and additional therapeutic strategies are needed to increase graft versus leukemia effects without inducing graft versus host disease (GvHD). Several studies have shown the efficacy of a humanized CD20 antibody(More)
Bispecific antibodies offer the possibility of improving effector-cell recruitment for antibody therapy. For this purpose, a recombinant bispecific single-chain Fv antibody (bsscFv), directed against FcgammaRIII (CD16) and human leucocyte antigen (HLA) class II, was constructed and tested in functional assays. RNA from the hybridomas 3G8 and F3.3, reacting(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)
Bispecific scFv antibody-derivatives (bsscFvs) recruiting natural killer (NK) cells for the lysis of malignant cells have therapeutic potential. However, a bsscFv specific for the B-lymphoid tumor antigen CD19 and the trigger molecule CD16 on NK cells had similar affinities for both antigens (42 and 58nM, respectively) and was not optimal for cytotoxicity.(More)