The interleukin-3 receptor CD123 targeted SL-401 mediates potent cytotoxic activity against CD34+CD123+ cells from acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndrome patients and healthy donors.

Mani R, Goswami S, Gopalakrishnan B, Ramaswamy R, Wasmuth R, Tran M, Mo X, Gordon A, Bucci D, Lucas DM, Mims A, Brooks C, Dorrance A, Walker A, Blum W, Byrd JC, Lozanski G, Vasu S, Muthusamy N
Haematologica 103 1288-1297 08/01/2018


Diseases with clonal hematopoiesis such as myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia have high rates of relapse. Only a small subset of acute myeloid leukemia patients are cured with chemotherapy alone. Relapse in these diseases occurs at least in part due to the failure to eradicate leukemic stem cells or hematopoietic stem cells in myelodysplastic syndrome. CD123, the alpha chain of the interleukin-3 receptor heterodimer, is expressed on the majority of leukemic stem cells and myelodysplastic syndrome hematopoietic stem cells and in 80% of acute myeloid leukemia. Here, we report indiscriminate killing of CD123

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