School of Chinese Medicine
Interference of the binding of programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) has become a new inspiring immunotherapy for resisting cancers. To date, the FDA has approved two PD-1 monoclonal antibody drugs against cancer as well as a monoclonal antibody for PD-L1. More PD-1 and PD-L1 monoclonal antibody drugs are on their way in clinical trials. In this review, we focused on the mechanism of the PD-1/PD-L1 signaling pathway and the monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against PD-1 and PD-L1, which were approved by the FDA or are still in clinical trials. And also presented is the prospect of the PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint blockade in the next generation of immunotherapy.
Immunotherapy, PD-1 (Programmed cell death protein 1), PD-L1 (Programmed death-ligand 1), monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)
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International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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Li, Yongshu, Fangfei Li, Feng Jiang, Xiaoqing Lv, Rongjiang Zhang, Aiping Lu, and Ge Zhang. "A mini-review for cancer immunotherapy: Molecular understanding of PD-1/PD-L1 pathway & translational blockade of immune checkpoints." International Journal of Molecular Sciences 17.7 (2016): 1151.