GtoPdb Ligand ID: 7748

Synonyms: LA480 | LY-2875358 | LY2875358
Compound class: Antibody
Comment: Emibetuzumab is an investigatonal monoclonal antibody designed as a potential treatment for advanced or metastatic solid tumors.
Peptide sequence information for this antibody is available from its IMGT/mAb-DB record.
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Summary of Clinical Use
Emibetuzumab, under its research code LY2875358, is being assessed in various clinical trials for cancers including advanced gastric adenocarcinoma and non-small-cell lung cancer. Click here to link to ClinicalTrials.gov's list of registered LY2875358 trials.
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects
Emibetuzumab blocks the receptor for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), which is the receptor tyrosine kinase MET, without causing any agonist-like activation of the receptor. In tumour cells MET can be activated by ligand-dependent or ligand-independent (eg receptor dimerisation in MET over-expressing tumours) mechanisms, both of which result in activation of downstream signalling pathways known to be involved in tumor cell proliferation and resistance [2,4-5]. Emibetuzumab blocks this signalling cascade [3].
The antibody's developer, Eli Lilly has produced a mechanism of action video for emibetuzumab, which you can access here.