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Photochemical internalization (PCI) of HER2-targeted toxins: Synergy is dependent on the treatment sequence.

Berstad MB, Weyergang A, Berg K (2012) Photochemical internalization (PCI) of HER2-targeted toxins: Synergy is dependent on the treatment sequence. Biochim Biophys Acta 1820(12):1849-1858. doi: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2012.08.027

Summary: A majority of patients develop acquired resistance to trastuzumab, the monoclonal antibody recognizing HER2, coupled to a toxin as a breast cancer therapeutic. One of the modes of resistance is that the therapeutic molecule is trapped inside an endocytic vesicle. PCI is a technique that facilitates cytosolic release of molecules in vesicles. The authors investigated the potency of biotinylated trastuzumab combined with streptavidin-ZAP (Cat. #IT-27) on several cell lines.

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