Computational Construction of Antibody-Drug Conjugates Using Surface Lysines as the Antibody Conjugation Site and a Non-cleavable Linker

Cancer Inform. 2014 Dec 8:13:179-86. doi: 10.4137/CIN.S19222. eCollection 2014.


Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) constitute a category of anticancer targeted therapy that has gathered great interest during the last few years because of their potential to kill cancer cells while causing significantly fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy. In this paper, a process of computational construction of ADCs is described, using the surface lysines of an antibody and a non-covalent linker molecule, as well as a cytotoxic substance, as files in Protein Data Bank format. Also, aspects related to the function, properties, and development of ADCs are discussed.

Keywords: antibody–drug conjugate; cancer; targeted therapy.