At the end of 2018, Celgene understated the monotherapy of CD47 monoclonal antibody CC-90002 for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). On the day of the suspension of the CC-90002 trial, shares in other CD47 companies such as Trillium, Forty Seven, and Surface… Continue Reading Second generation CD47 antibody: a new hot spot for tumor immunotherapy
Metabolism involves a series of biochemical reactions that convert nutrients into metabolites that play an important role in maintaining cellular homeostasis and in response to intracellular and extracellular stimuli. Metabolic changes are one of the important features of tumors. In order to maintain sustained proliferation, tumor cells must adjust… Continue Reading The next wave of cancer immunotherapy – regulating metabolism
On April 3, a study published in the journal Nature, scientists from Stanford University found that blocking the activity of protein CD22 with an antibody can improve cognitive behavior in aging mice. Dr. Tony Wyss-Coray, a professor of neuroscience, led the research. Dr. Wyss-Coray has been working for years… Continue Reading Is it difficult to develop Alzheimer’s disease “new drug”? This target may be a savior
On March 7, the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of a Phase I study of BI 655139 in the treatment of generalised pustular psoriasis (GPP). Pustular psoriasis is a rare type of psoriasis, accounting for no more than 1%. It is usually divided into generalized pustular… Continue Reading Boehringer Ingelheim first in class monoclonal antibody is surprisingly effective for rare psoriasis
In 1998, American scientists Andrew Fire and Craig Mello published a groundbreaking paper in Nature, confirming that double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) is the cause of post-transcriptional gene silencing (PTGS) in nematodes. They call this phenomenon RNA interference (RNAi). The discovery of RNAi (Fig. 1) explains the confusing gene silencing… Continue Reading The world’s first RNAi drug “born” for 20 years and will “explode” in the next 10 years.
Drug: metformin Magazine: Nature and its publications Highlights: 1) Metformin + heme inhibits tumor growth in triple negative breast cancer 2) Metformin + BCL-2 inhibitor + PD-1 antibody can significantly prolong the survival of breast cancer mice Metformin was discovered in 1922 and began clinical application in 1957.… Continue Reading Metformin combined treatment of breast cancer is expected
Drug: NKG2A antibody Magazine: Cell & Nature Highlights: Cancer immunotherapy has a new target – NKG2A, I / II clinical trial data “giving expectations”, but the future is still unclear In recent years, cancer immunotherapy has achieved unprecedented success, but only a few patients have shown lasting efficacy. Improving… Continue Reading A new target for cancer immunotherapy – NKG2A, the future is unknown
Drug: CAR-T therapy Magazine: Nature Highlights: A clever design that increases the anti-cancer ability of CAR-T therapy More and more cancer patients are being treated with CAR-T cell therapy. CAR, the English full name of Chimeric Antigen Receptor, chimeric antigen receptor, is a kind of “navigation” that… Continue Reading Upgraded version of CAR-T therapy, greatly improved anti-cancer ability
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that infects cells of the human immune system, destroying or damaging its function. There is no symptom at the beginning of HIV infection, but as the infection progresses, the immune system begins to weaken. The final stage of infection is the acquired… Continue Reading Can immunotherapy create a miracle to cure AIDS?
Drug: maraviroc Magazine: Cell Highlights: 1) First confirmed that CCR5 gene is associated with stroke rehabilitation 2) HIV drug maraviroc can promote recovery of mice from stroke 3) First reported the function of CCR5 in the human brain Stroke is an acute cerebrovascular disease caused by sudden rupture… Continue Reading Are HIV drugs used for “stroke rehabilitation”? Cell first confirmed that the genes edited by He Jiankui affect the human brain