Short-term effects of i.v. injected murine 99MTc-F(ab')2 fragments of an anti-melanoma antibody (HMW-MAA 225.28 S) on haemato-immunological parameters in patients with melanoma.

G. Castello, L. Mansi, E. Leonardi, S. Lastoria, G. Melillo

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Abstract

To evaluate alterations induced by injected murine radiolabelled F(ab')2 fragments of the anti HMW-MAA MoAb 225.28S on the principal haemato-immunological parameters, 32 patients with advanced malignant melanoma were studied. No statistically significant change was found after MoAb administration, but monocytes (3 h after injection) and granular eosinophils (24 h after) were reduced and circulating immune complexes increased (3 h after). No toxic effect or adverse reaction was observed. Therefore, the controlled administration of purified MoAb fragments for diagnostic purposes seems to involve only a very low risk of immediate adverse reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-144
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Biological Markers
Volume3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology

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