Chung JS, Shiue LH, Duvic M, Pandya A, Cruz PDJ, Ariizumi K (2011) Sezary syndrome cells overexpress syndecan-4 bearing distinct heparan sulfate moieties that suppress T-cell activation by binding DC-HIL and trapping TGF-beta on the cell surface. Blood 117(12):3382-3390. doi: 10.1182/blood-2010-08-302034
Summary: Syndecan-4 (SD-4) is a transmembrane heparan sulfate proteoglycan. The Sézary syndrome (SS) subset of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma overexpresses distinct heparan sulfate moieties, giving the authors a specific target for these cells. Biotinylated DC-HIL- Fc (the extracelluar domain of dendritic cell- associated heparan sulfate proteoglycan- integrin ligand fused to Fc of mouse IgG) was combined at a 1:1 molar ratio with streptavidin-ZAP (Cat. #IT-27). In vitro, this targeted toxin eliminated SS cells, preventing their proliferation and suggesting a method for SS treatment.
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