Yuniel Fernández-Marrero

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N-Glycolylated (NeuGc) gangliosides are tumor-specific antigens and as such represent attractive targets for cancer immunotherapy. The chimeric antibody chP3 selectively recognizes a broad variety of NeuGc gangliosides, showing no cross-reactivity to the highly similar N-acetylated (NeuAc) gangliosides that are common cellular antigens in humans. Here, we(More)
Humans, in contrast to other mammals, do not synthesize N-glycolyl-neuraminic acid (Neu5Gc) due to a deletion in the gene (cmah) encoding the enzyme responsible for this conversion, the cytidine monophospho-N-acetyl-neuraminic acid hydroxylase (CMP-Neu5Ac hydroxylase). The detection of considerable amounts of Neu5Gc-sialoconjugates, in particular(More)
Gangliosides containing the N-glycolyl (NGc) form of sialic acid are tumor-associated antigens and promising candidates for cancer therapy. We previously generated the murine 14F7 monoclonal antibody (mAb), specific for the N-glycolyl-GM3 ganglioside (NGcGM3), which induced an oncosis-like type of cell death on malignant cell lines expressing this antigen(More)
Gangliosides are sialic acid-containing glycosphingolipids present in the plasma membrane of most mammalian cells. In humans, the expression of the N-glycolylated (Neu5Gc) variant of the sialic acid has been associated with malignant transformation, constituting therefore an attractive target for cancer immunotherapy. P3 monoclonal antibody (mAb) recognizes(More)
The majority of the most effective monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) currently in the clinics bind to cancer or immune cells. Classic mechanisms of cell killing by therapeutic mAbs include antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity, complement-dependent cytotoxicity and induction of apoptosis by engagement of specific cell ligands. A few reports have(More)
OBJECTIVE Subendothelial retention of proatherogenic lipoproteins by proteoglycans is critical in atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to characterize the recognition and antiatherogenic properties of a chimeric monoclonal antibody (mAb) that reacts with sulfated molecules. METHODS AND RESULTS chP3R99 mAb recognized sulfated glycosaminoglycans,(More)
Detailed information on the immunological relevance of α-type anti-idiotypic antibodies is lacking after more than 30 years since Jerne postulated his Idiotypic Network Theory. The B7Y33 mutant is a mouse-human chimeric version of the B7 MAb, a polyreactive α-type anti-idiotypic antibody, generated against an anti-GM2 ganglioside IgM Ab1 antibody. It(More)
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