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The novel EpCAM-targeting monoclonal antibody 3-17I linked to saporin is highly cytotoxic after photochemical internalization in breast, pancreas and colon cancer cell lines.

Lund K, Bostad M, Skarpen E, Braunagel M, Krauss S, Duncan A, Hogset A, Selbo P (2014) The novel EpCAM-targeting monoclonal antibody 3-17I linked to saporin is highly cytotoxic after photochemical internalization in breast, pancreas and colon cancer cell lines. MAbs 6(4):1038-1050. doi: 10.4161/mabs.28207

Summary: The epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is an attractive diagnostic and therapeutic target for a wide range of human carcinomas. It has also been found on cancer stem cells, increasing the interest in targeting and eliminating cells that express it. The authors have created a monoclonal antibody that binds EpCAM, and use several assays to demonstrate the antibody’s potential as an oncology tool. In one series of assays the biotinylated antibody was combined with streptavidin-ZAP (Cat. #IT-27), and in conjunction with photochemical internalization was shown to have specific cytotoxicity on several different cancer cell lines over a range of concentrations.

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