Atezolizumab (Mechanism of Action)

In this article, we will discuss Atezolizumab (Mechanism of Action). So, let’s get started.

Atezolizumab is is a programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) blocking antibody. Atezolizumab is an Fc-engineered, humanized, non-glycosylated IgG1 kappa immunoglobulin that has a calculated molecular mass of 145 kDa.

Atezolizumab (TECENTRIQ®) Injection for intravenous use is a sterile, preservative-free, colorless to slightly yellow solution in single-dose vials. Each mL of Atezolizumab (TECENTRIQ®) contains 60 mg of atezolizumab and is formulated in glacial acetic acid (16.5 mg), L-histidine (62 mg), sucrose (821.6 mg), polysorbate 20 (8 mg), pH 5.8.

Mechanism of Action

PD-L1 may be expressed on tumor cells and/or tumor infiltrating immune cells and can contribute to the inhibition of the anti-tumor immune response in the tumor microenvironment. Binding of PD-L1 to the PD-1 and B7.1 receptors found on T cells and antigen presenting cells suppresses cytotoxic T-cell activity, T-cell proliferation and cytokine production.

Atezolizumab is a monoclonal antibody that binds to PD-L1 and blocks its interactions with both PD-1 and B7.1 receptors. This releases the PD-L1/PD-1 mediated inhibition of the immune response, including activation of the anti-tumor immune response without inducing antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity. In syngeneic mouse tumor models, blocking PD-L1 activity resulted in decreased tumor growth.

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