Raya Mandler

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T cell-independent type 2 (TI-2), in contrast to T-dependent, antigens stimulate the production of murine IgG3. To investigate a possible role for cytokines in mediating the induction of this IgG subclass, we established an in vitro polyclonal model system for studying TI-2 antigen-mediated B cell activation by using dextran-conjugated anti-IgD antibody(More)
Geldanamycin was modified with 1,4-diaminobutane to introduce a primary amine that was subsequently employed to provide a maleimide for protein linkage. Monoclonal antibody Herceptin was then derivatized to generate thiol groups that reacted with the maleimide derivative to produce the immunoconjugate. The product showed antiproliferative activity greater(More)
Geldanamycin (GA) was modified with N-tert-butyloxycarbonyl-1,3-diaminopropane to introduce a latent primary amine. After deprotection, this primary amine provided a site for introduction of a maleimide group that enabled linkage to proteins. This maleimido derivative of geldanamycin (GMB-APA-GA) was linked to the monoclonal antibody Herceptin after the(More)
BACKGROUND HER2 is a membrane receptor whose overexpression is strongly associated with poor prognosis in breast carcinomas. Inhibition of HER2 activity can reduce tumor growth, which led to the development of Herceptin, an anti-HER2 monoclonal antibody (MAb) that is already in clinical use. However, the objective response rate to Herceptin monotherapy is(More)
A critical step in growth hormone (GH) signalling is the GH-induced activation of the GH receptor (GHR)-associated tyrosine kinase, JAK2. JAK2 is a 120 kD member of the Janus family of tyrosine kinases, whose other mammalian members include JAK1, JAK3, and TYK2. Using 3T3-F442A murine preadipocytes, we now report detection of a Mr approximately 170 kD(More)
The efficacy of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) as single agents in targeted cancer therapy has proven to be limited. Arming mAbs with a potent toxic drug could enhance their activity. Here we report that conjugating geldanamycin (GA) to the anti-HER2 mAb Herceptin improved the activity of Herceptin. The IC(50)s of the immunoconjugate H-GA were 10-200-fold(More)
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