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Recent Progress in Clinical Development of Therapeutic Antibodies Targeting Glycan-Binding Proteins

[ Vol. 19 , Issue. 13 ]


Qun Zhou*   Pages 1491 - 1497 ( 7 )


Background: Glycan-binding proteins are widely distributed in human and play an essential role in biological processes. Their involvements in inflammatory and immune responses make it increasingly likely that the glycan-binding proteins may represent valuable therapeutic targets.

Objective: The current review aims to provide information on recent advancements in clinical developments of antibodies against glycan-binding proteins as potential targets.

Results and Conclusion: There are several therapeutic antibodies being developed targeting glycanbinding proteins, including CD22, CD33, DEC-205, and CD62P, for different diseases. The clinical investigations demonstrated benefits of treatments with one antibody-drug conjugate against CD22 being approved by the regulatory agencies. The recent progresses in clinical developments of these antibodies have provided great promises in therapeutic targeting of more glycan-binding proteins for treating multiple diseases, including inflammation, autoimmune diseases, and hematological malignancies.


Glycan-binding proteins, lectins, antibodies, clinical development, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, hematological malignancies.


Protein Engineering, Biologics Research, Sanofi, Framingham, MA, 01701

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