Antibody Name: HCMV16 (SGIIA|kIII)
References: Hamilton, A.A., Manuel, D.M., Grundy, J.E., Turner, A.J., King, S.I., Adair, J.R., White, P., Carr, F.J. and Harris, W.J. "A humanized antibody against Human Cytomegalovirus (CMV) gpUL75 (gH) for prophylaxis or treatment of CMV infections" J. Infect. Diseases (1997) 176:59-68.
Donor Antibody: mouse
Acceptor Antibody: Human IgG1 | k
Antigen: gH envelope glycoprotein of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV).
Laboratory: Scotgen Biopharmaceuticals Inc., UK; University of Aberdeen, UK; Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, UK
Design: Used NEWM | REI FRs, but also tried best-fit strategy with EU.
Frameworks: VH NEWM or EU/FR4 NEWM | VL REI
CDRs: All 6 VH and VL, Kabat Definition.
Backmutations: Best version based on NEWM
VL none
Binding: Both NEWM- and EU-based mAbs showed "near equivalent" neutralisation of CMV strain AD169 to the chimaeric mAb. In immunoassay, NEWM showed ~2-fold better binding to gH than EU.
Expression: NS0 or YB2/0
Comment: Their results question the best-fit approach. Lonza Biologics, UK are developing cell lines for large-scale production of the mAb using the GS gene amplification system (Bebbington et al (1992) Biotech. 10:169-175).
Clinical Indication: Passive immunisation either alone or in combination with antiviral agents may play an important role in the treatment or prevention (or both) of HCMV infections in immunocompromised patients.

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