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D'Souza JW , Robinson MK
Oligoclonal antibodies to target the ErbB family
Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2015 May 2;15(7) :1015-21
PMID: 25936923   
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INTRODUCTION: Use of mAbs to inhibit signaling through the ErbB receptor tyrosine kinase family has proven to be an effective strategy for treating ErbB-driven cancers. Advances in the field of antibody engineering and manufacturing now allow us to more effectively mimic the natural immune response by generating oligoclonal mixtures of antibodies against desired targets of interest. Areas covered: In this review, we examine the literature describing the development of oligoclonal mixtures of antibodies against ErbB family members and the impact of those mixtures on preclinical and clinical efficacy. Expert opinion: Oligoclonal antibodies, facilitated by the improved antibody engineering and manufacturing techniques, hold the promise of improving patient outcomes. Through the use of empirical methods, oligoclonal mixtures with enhanced capacity to block signaling through ErbB family members can be identified. The intrinsic mechanisms associated with each of the component mAbs provide an opportunity to block signaling via multiple mechanisms of action. In addition, combinations of antibodies targeting multiple ErbB family members provide the capacity to down-regulate signaling through multiple components of this critical pathway.
D'Souza, Jimson W Robinson, Matthew K Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2015 May 2:1-7.