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Specificity & Comments
Upon binding to its ligand CD154, CD40 acts as a costimulatory molecule for the activation of B cells, dendritic cells, monocytes, and other APCs. CD40 plays roles in B cell activation, differentiation, proliferation and Ig isotype switching as well as dendritic cell maturation. FGK4.5 can be used for blocking of CD40/CD154 interaction and forin vitroandin vivoactivation of CD40 expressing APCs. This MAb is shown to indirectly activate natural killer (NK) cells, producing significant antitumor and anti-metastatic effects. Effective in boosting immune responses against infectious agents and can potentially be used to treat chronic autoimmune inflammatory processes.