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The role of surface molecule CD229 in Multiple Myeloma.

08:00 EDT 13th October 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "The role of surface molecule CD229 in Multiple Myeloma."

The outcome of Multiple Myeloma (MM) patients has dramatically improved, however, most patients will still succumb to their disease. Additional therapeutic options are urgently needed and novel immunotherapies are enormously promising in the therapeutic armamentarium against MM. The first step in the development of any immunotherapy needs to be the identification of an appropriate target structure. In this review we present the current knowledge on surface molecule CD229, a member of the Signaling Lymphocyte Activation (SLAM) family of immune receptors. We believe that based on its characteristics, including (1) strong and homogenous expression on all myeloma cells, (2) expression on myeloma precursors, (3) absence from most normal tissues, (4) a central function in the biology of MM, CD229 (SLAMF3) represents a promising target for anti-MM immunotherapies. The introduction of novel anti-CD229 approaches into the clinic will hopefully lead to more durable responses, or maybe even cures, in MM.

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Name: Clinical immunology (Orlando, Fla.)
ISSN: 1521-7035
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