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Ruplizumab ?
Monoclonal antibody
Source Human
Target CD154
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CAS number 220651-94-5
ATC code none
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Ruplizumab (trade name Antova) is a humanized monoclonal antibody intended for the treatment of rheumatic diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis. A study showed that the drug was associated with life-threatening thromboembolisms,[1] while another study only found thrombocytopenia.[2]

References

  1. ^ Liossis, SN; Sfikakis (2004). "Costimulation blockade in the treatment of rheumatic diseases". BioDrugs : clinical immunotherapeutics, biopharmaceuticals and gene therapy 18 (2): 95–102. PMID 15046525.  
  2. ^ Nakamura, M; Tanaka, Y; Satoh, T; Kawai, M; Hirakata, M; Kaburaki, J; Kawakami, Y; Ikeda, Y et al. (2006). "Autoantibody to CD40 ligand in systemic lupus erythematosus: association with thrombocytopenia but not thromboembolism". Rheumatology (Oxford, England) 45 (2): 150–6. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kei118. PMID 16188945.  
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