Katherine A Rybinski

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Endosialin/TEM1 was originally discovered as a human embryonic fibroblast-specific antigen and was later found to be differentially expressed in tumor stroma and endothelium. Endosialin/TEM1 overexpression has been observed in many cancers of various tissue origin, including colon, breast, pancreatic, and lung. The knockout (KO) mouse model showed the(More)
Recent reports have described several cellular phenotypes that appear to be mediated by Endosialin/TEM-1/CD248 (TEM-1), including tubule formation on matrigel, migration and proliferation. It has been shown that siRNA knock-down of TEM-1 in primary human fibroblasts resulted in reduced proliferation. However, the downstream signaling events that mediate(More)
Affinity-matured human antibodies have demonstrated efficacy as countermeasures for exposure to botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT), which is the cause of the disease botulism category A select bioterror agent. Little is known, however, about the potential role of natural (un-mutated) antibodies in the protective immune response to BoNT. Here we describe the(More)
Because of its high mortality rate, ovarian cancer is a leading cause of death among women and a highly unmet medical need. New therapeutic agents that are effective and well tolerated are needed and cancer antigen-specific monoclonal antibodies that have direct pharmacologic effects or can stimulate immunological responses represent a promising class of(More)
Over-expression of endosialin/CD248 (herein referred to as CD248) has been associated with increased tumor microvasculature in various tissue origins which makes it an attractive anti-angiogenic target. In an effort to target CD248, we have generated a human CD248 knock-in mouse line and MORAb-004, the humanized version of the mouse anti-human CD248(More)
BACKGROUND Vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) mediates focal adhesion, actin filament binding and polymerization in a variety of cells, thereby inhibiting cell movement. Phosphorylation of VASP via cAMP and cGMP dependent protein kinases releases this "brake" on cell motility. Thus, phosphorylation of VASP may be necessary for epithelial cell(More)
Cancers employ a number of mechanisms to evade host immune responses. Here we report the effects of tumor-shed antigen CA125/MUC16 on suppressing IgG1-mediated antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC). This evidence stems from prespecified subgroup analysis of a Phase 3 clinical trial testing farletuzumab, a monoclonal antibody to folate receptor(More)
Complete resection of tumor lesions in advanced stage ovarian cancer patients is of utmost importance, since the extent of residual disease after surgery strongly affects survival. Intraoperative imaging may be useful to improve surgery in these patients. Farletuzumab is a humanized IgG1 antibody that specifically recognizes the folate receptor alpha (FRα).(More)
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