Special Issue "Antibody-Drug Conjugates"


A special issue of Antibodies (ISSN 2073-4468).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Nazzareno Dimasi

MedImmune, One MedImmune Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA
Website: http://www.medimmune.com
Interests: bispecific antibodies; antibody drug conjugates; Fc-engineered antibodies; cancer therapy; antibody targets; recombinant therapeutic proteins; Fc-fusions; single domain antibodies; bi-functional antibody fusion proteins; drug delivery systems; toxins

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) represent an innovative therapeutic application that combines the exquisite properties of monoclonal antibodies, with the potent cell killing activity of cytotoxic small molecule drugs, thus reducing systemic toxicity (often seen with small molecule drugs) while increasing the therapeutic benefits for patients. A special issue of Antibodies, with focus on ADC, welcome manuscripts with examples of early and recent ADC, focusing on choosing the right target, choosing the right antibody, choosing the right cytotoxic small molecule warhead, choosing the right linker, choosing the right site of conjugation on the antibody or antibody fragment, and finally putting the ADC all together. Moreover, manuscript describing novel bio-conjugation strategies, methods to stabilize the ADC, toxicities related to ADC and ADC efficacy in both pre- and clinical settings are also welcome.

Dr. Nazzareno Dimasi
Guest Editor


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  • antibody-drug conjugates
  • small-molecule drugs/warheads
  • macromolecule toxins/immunotoxins
  • bio-conjugation/antibody modification
  • cysteine- and lysine-mediated conjugation
  • multifunctional bio-conjugation
  • tumor targets/receptors internalization
  • site-specific antibody conjugation
  • maleimide-based conjugation/maleimide modifications
  • stabilized maleimides
  • biofunctional linkers
  • armed antibodies
  • homogeneous conjugation
  • cleavable and un-cleavable linkers
  • toxicities as relate to antibody-drug conjugates
  • efficacy of antibody-drug conjugates

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p. 270-305
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Antibodies 2013, 2(2), 270-305; doi:10.3390/antib2020270
Received: 25 February 2013 / Revised: 3 April 2013 / Accepted: 4 April 2013 / Published: 25 April 2013
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p. 113-129
Antibodies 2013, 2(1), 113-129; doi:10.3390/antib2010113
Received: 24 December 2012 / Revised: 11 February 2013 / Accepted: 18 February 2013 / Published: 27 February 2013
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