Human IgG2 antibodies against epidermal growth factor receptor effectively trigger antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity but, in contrast to IgG1, only by cells of myeloid lineage.

Ab-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) is usually considered an important mechanism of action for immunotherapy with human IgG1 but not IgG2 Abs. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-R) Ab panitumumab represents the only human IgG2 Ab approved for immunotherapy and inhibition of EGF-R signaling has been described as its principal mechanism of action… CONTINUE READING