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Removal of the fucose residue from the N-glycans of the Fc portion of immunoglobulin G (IgG) results in a dramatic enhancement of antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) through improved affinity for Fcγ receptor IIIa (FcγRIIIa). Here, we present the 2.2-Å structure of the complex formed between nonfucosylated IgG1-Fc and a soluble form of FcγRIIIa(More)
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a classic tumor-specific antigen that is overexpressed in several cancers, including gastric cancer. Although some anti-CEA antibodies have been tested, to the best of our knowledge, there are currently no clinically approved anti-CEA antibody therapies. Because of this, we have created the novel anti-CEA antibody, 15-1-32,(More)
Antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) is an important effector function determining the clinical efficacy of therapeutic antibodies. Core fucose removal from N-glycans on the Fc portion of immunoglobulin G (IgG) improves the binding affinity for Fcγ receptor IIIa (FcγRIIIa) and dramatically enhances ADCC. Our previous structural analyses revealed(More)
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