Yanmei Lu

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Antibodies to transferrin receptor (TfR) have potential use for therapeutic entry into the brain. We have shown that bispecific antibodies against TfR and β-secretase (BACE1 [β-amyloid cleaving enzyme-1]) traverse the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and effectively reduce brain amyloid β levels. We found that optimizing anti-TfR affinity improves brain exposure(More)
Automatically mining protein pathway information from the vast amount of published literature has been an increasing need from the pharmaceutical industry and biomedical research community. This task has been proved to be a formidable one. Many systems have been implemented, but few are practical. Some are too restricted and some are overly ambitious. 1(More)
To compare the pharmacokinetics (PK) of MNRP1685A, a human monoclonal antibody (mAb) against neuropilin-1 (NRP1), in mice, rats, monkeys, and cancer patients from a Phase I study to model with parallel linear and nonlinear clearances. Binding characteristics of MNRP1685A in different species were evaluated using surface plasmon resonance technology. PK(More)
The development of bispecific antibodies as therapeutic agents for human diseases has great clinical potential, but broad application has been hindered by the difficulty of identifying bispecific antibody formats that exhibit favorable pharmacokinetic properties and ease of large-scale manufacturing. Previously, the development of an antibody technology(More)
IgM provides a first line of defense during microbial infections. Serum IgM levels are detected routinely in clinical practice. And IgM is a genetically complex trait. We conducted a two-stage genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify genetic variants affecting serum IgM levels in a Chinese population of 3495, including 1999 unrelated subjects in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome is a rare pediatric genetic syndrome with an incidence of one per eight million live births. The disorder is characterized by premature aging, generally leading to death due to myocardial infarction or stroke at approximately 13.4 years of age. The genetic diagnosis and special clinical manifestation in two(More)
Anti-drug antibodies induced by biologic therapeutics often impact drug pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics response, clinical efficacy, and patient safety. It is critical to assess the immunogenicity risk of potential biotherapeutics in producing neutralizing and nonneutralizing anti-drug antibodies, especially in clinical phases of drug development.(More)
Anti-transferrin receptor (TfR)-based bispecific antibodies have shown promise for boosting antibody uptake in the brain. Nevertheless, there are limited data on the molecular properties, including affinity required for successful development of TfR-based therapeutics. A complex nonmonotonic relationship exists between affinity of the anti-TfR arm and brain(More)
Copyright © 2016 Yanmei Lu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Biologics such as monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins , and novel protein scaffolds can elicit an(More)