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CS1 (also known as CD319, CRACC and SLAMF7) was identified as an NK cell receptor regulating immune functions. It is also expressed on B cells, T cells, Dendritic cells, NK-T cells, and monocytes. CS1 is overexpressed in multiple myeloma and makes it a target for immunotherapy. A humanized anti-CS1 antibody, Elotuzumab or Empliciti has shown promising results in clinical studies. This review focuses on the biology of CS1 in NK and other hematopoietic cells and multiple myeloma. Anti-CS1 mAb can activate natural cytotoxicity of NK cells as well as enhance ADCC (antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity) and thus makes an effective target for immunotherapy of MM.
PMID: 28861320 [PubMed]