Increasing time on target: utilization of inhibitors of cysteine cathepsins to enhance the tumor retention of receptor-targeted agents

Wei Fan, Wenting Zhang, Sameer Alshehri, Jered C. Garrison

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We report a strategy of utilizing irreversible cysteine cathepsin inhibitor as trapping agent to increase the tumor residence time of receptor-targeted agents. The targeted constructs incorporating these cysteine cathepsin trapping agents were able to form high molecular weight adducts with intracellular cysteine cathepsins, thus achieving superior retention in tumor tissues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11268-11271
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number80
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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