BACKGROUND: Glycan-binding proteins are widely distributed in
human and play an essential role in biological processes. Their
involvements in inflammatory and immune responses make it increasingly likely that the glycan-binding proteins may represent valuable therapeutic targets.
OBJECTIVE: The current review aims to provide information on recent advancements in clinical developments of antibodies against glycan-binding proteins as potential targets.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: There are several therapeutic antibodies being developed targeting glycan-binding proteins, including CD22, CD33, DEC-205, and CD62P, for different diseases. The clinical investigations demonstrated benefits of treatments with one antibody-drug conjugate against CD22 being approved by the regulatory agencies. The recent progresses in clinical developments of these antibodies have provided great promises in therapeutic targeting of more glycan-binding proteins for treating multiple diseases, including inflammation, autoimmune diseases, and hematological malignancies.
Keywords: Glycan-binding proteins, Lectins, antibodies, Clinical Development, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, hematological malignancies
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