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Comparative immunohistochemistry of L19 and F16 in non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma: two human antibodies investigated in clinical trials in patients with cancer


Pedretti, M; Soltermann, A; Arni, S; Weder, W; Neri, D; Hillinger, S (2009). Comparative immunohistochemistry of L19 and F16 in non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma: two human antibodies investigated in clinical trials in patients with cancer. Lung Cancer, 64(1):28-33.

Abstract

The antibody-mediated targeted delivery of therapeutics to tumor sites is an attractive avenue for combating cancer while sparing normal tissues. Indeed, five derivatives of the human monoclonal antibodies L19 and F16, specific to splice isoforms of fibronectin and tenascin-C, are currently being investigated in clinical trials in patients with malignancies. Until now, a comparative immunohistochemical analysis of these antibodies, which recognize components of the modified extracellular matrix, was missing. Here, we report that the majority of NSCLC and mesothelioma specimens are stained with both antibodies in the stroma, while non-tumoral lung and mesothelium samples rarely exhibit reactivity with either L19 or F16. In our analysis, the anti-tenascin F16 antibody was found to generally exhibit a stronger staining of desmoplastic stroma surrounding tumor. This superior performance was found to be particularly striking in the case of low-grade non-small cell lung cancer.

The antibody-mediated targeted delivery of therapeutics to tumor sites is an attractive avenue for combating cancer while sparing normal tissues. Indeed, five derivatives of the human monoclonal antibodies L19 and F16, specific to splice isoforms of fibronectin and tenascin-C, are currently being investigated in clinical trials in patients with malignancies. Until now, a comparative immunohistochemical analysis of these antibodies, which recognize components of the modified extracellular matrix, was missing. Here, we report that the majority of NSCLC and mesothelioma specimens are stained with both antibodies in the stroma, while non-tumoral lung and mesothelium samples rarely exhibit reactivity with either L19 or F16. In our analysis, the anti-tenascin F16 antibody was found to generally exhibit a stronger staining of desmoplastic stroma surrounding tumor. This superior performance was found to be particularly striking in the case of low-grade non-small cell lung cancer.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Thoracic Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Surgical Pathology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Division of Surgical Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:April 2009
Deposited On:23 Jan 2009 14:04
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:52
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0169-5002
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.lungcan.2008.07.013
PubMed ID:18799229
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-11051

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