Kato J, Satake N, O’Donnell RT, Abuhay M, Lewis C, Tuscano JM (2013) Efficacy of a CD22-targeted antibody-saporin conjugate in a xenograft model of precursor-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leuk Res 37(1):83-88. doi: 10.1016/j.leukres.2012.09.010
Summary: Most cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are of B-cell lineage. Although children with ALL have a high survival rate, there is a subset of children with a much lower survival rate, and long-term side effects from treatment are problematic. CD22 has been suggested as a therapeutic target because it is not present on hematopoietic stem cells, therefore allowing regeneration of normal B cells following depletion of malignant B cells. The authors used a custom conjugate of the antibody HB22.7 and saporin to demonstrate specific toxicity against pre-B ALL cell lines. Mouse IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-18) was used as a control.