Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Shanghai Institute Of Cell Biology (2018)
  • Master of Engineering, Grad Sch Of Chinese Univ Sci & Tech (2015)
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Yangzhou University Medical College (2012)
  • Master, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Bioengineering (2015)
  • PhD, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Cell Biology (2018)

Stanford Advisors


All Publications


  • NIR-II imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma based on a humanized anti-GPC3 antibody. RSC medicinal chemistry Shi, H., Huttad, L. V., Tan, M., Liu, H., Chua, M. S., Cheng, Z., So, S. 2022; 13 (1): 90-97

    Abstract

    Liver cancer, of which hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common form, is one of the most lethal cancers worldwide. The five-year survival rate for HCC is below 9%, which can be attributed to late diagnosis and limited treatment options at the late stage. Therefore, safe and efficient imaging strategies are urgently needed to facilitate HCC diagnosis and stage evaluation. The development of the second near infrared window (NIR-II, 1000-1700 nm) fluorescence imaging offers the advantages of enhanced resolutions, deeper penetration depth, and less autofluorescence compared to traditional NIR-I window (700-900 nm) imaging. Herein, an HCC targeted NIR-II fluorescent probe, GPC-ICG, was developed by labelling a humanized anti-GPC3 monoclonal antibody with indocyanine green (ICG). Compared to the negative control IgG-ICG probe, the GPC3-ICG probe demonstrated specific GPC3 targeting capability in vitro. And for GPC3 positive Huh-7 tumor bearing mice, the GPC3-ICG probe specifically accumulated in subcutaneous xenografts, with a tumor-background ratio (TBR) of up to 3. The NIR-II imaging of mice organs ex vivo also indicated that GPC3-ICG specifically targeted Huh-7 tumor tissue. Overall, GPC3-ICG is a promising NIR-II probe for GPC3 targeted imaging of HCC.

    View details for DOI 10.1039/d1md00313e

    View details for PubMedID 35224499

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  • NIR-II imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma based on a humanized anti-GPC3 antibody RSC MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY Shi, H., Huttad, L., Tan, M., Liu, H., Chua, M., Cheng, Z., So, S. 2021

    View details for DOI 10.1039/d1md00313e

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  • A Humanized Anti-GPC3 Antibody for Immuno-Positron Emission Tomography Imaging of Orthotopic Mouse Model of Patient-Derived Hepatocellular Carcinoma Xenografts. Cancers Natarajan, A., Zhang, H., Ye, W., Huttad, L., Tan, M., Chua, M., Gambhir, S. S., So, S. K. 2021; 13 (16)

    Abstract

    Glypican-3 (GPC3) is an attractive diagnostic marker for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We previously reported the potential of an 89Zr-labeled murine anti-GPC3 antibody (clone 1G12) for immunoPET imaging of HCC in orthotopic patient-derived xenograft (PDX) mouse models. We now humanized the murine antibody by complementarity determining region (CDR) grafting, to allow its clinical translation for human use. The engineered humanized anti-GPC3 antibody, clone H3K3, retained comparable binding affinity and specificity to human GPC3. H3K3 was conjugated with desferrioxamine (Df) and radiolabeled with 89Zr to produce the PET/CT tracer 89Zr-Df-H3K3. When injected into GPC3-expressing orthotopic HCC PDX in NOD SCID Gamma (NSG) mice, 89Zr-Df-H3K3 showed specific high uptake into the orthotopic PDX and minimal, non-specific uptake into the non-tumor bearing liver. Specificity was demonstrated by significantly higher uptake of 89Zr-Df-H3K3 into the non-blocked PDX mice, compared with the blocked PDX mice (which received prior injection of 100 mg of unlabeled H3K3). Region of interest (ROI) analysis showed that the PDX/non-tumor liver ratio was highest (mean ± SD: 3.4 ± 0.31) at 168 h post injection; this ratio was consistent with biodistribution studies at the same time point. Thus, our humanized anti-GPC3 antibody, H3K3, shows encouraging potential for use as an immunoPET tracer for diagnostic imaging of HCC patients.

    View details for DOI 10.3390/cancers13163977

    View details for PubMedID 34439132

  • Impact of postoperative radiotherapy for T3N0M0 esophageal cancer patients: A population-based study. Clinical and translational medicine Ge, Y., Yin, L., Tan, M., Dai, W., Jiang, Y., Chen, L., He, X. 2020: e143

    View details for DOI 10.1002/ctm2.143

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