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Supplementary Figure 4 from Curative Properties of Noninternalizing Antibody–Drug Conjugates Based on Maytansinoids

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posted on 2023-03-30, 22:29 authored by Elena Perrino, Martina Steiner, Nikolaus Krall, Gonçalo J.L. Bernardes, Francesca Pretto, Giulio Casi, Dario Neri

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It is generally thought that the anticancer efficacy of antibody–drug conjugates (ADC) relies on their internalization by cancer cells. However, recent work on an ADC that targets fibronectin in the tumor microenvironment suggests this may not be necessary. The alternatively spliced extra domains A and B (EDA and EDB) of fibronectin offer appealing targets for ADC development, because the antigen is strongly expressed in many solid human tumors and nearly undetectable in normal tissues except for the female reproductive system. In this study, we describe the properties of a set of ADCs based on an antibody targeting the alternatively spliced EDA of fibronectin coupled to one of a set of potent cytotoxic drugs (DM1 or one of two duocarmycin derivatives). The DM1 conjugate SIP(F8)-SS-DM1 mediated potent antitumor activity in mice bearing DM1-sensitive F9 tumors but not DM1-insensitive CT26 tumors. Quantitative biodistribution studies and microscopic analyses confirmed a preferential accumulation of SIP(F8)-SS-DM1 in the subendothelial extracellular matrix of tumors, similar to the pattern observed for unmodified antibody. Notably, we found that treatments were well tolerated at efficacious doses that were fully curative and compatible with pharmaceutical development. Our findings offer a preclinical proof-of-concept for curative ADC targeting the tumor microenvironment that do not rely upon antigen internalization. Cancer Res; 74(9); 2569–78. ©2014 AACR.