Atacicept: Targeting B Cells in Multiple Sclerosis

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Atacicept: Targeting B Cells in Multiple Sclerosis

Postby MSUK » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:08 am


Multiple sclerosis (MS) has traditionally been considered to be a T-cell-mediated disease. However, there is an increasing body of evidence for the involvement of B cells and autoantibodies in the pathology of this disease, providing a rationale for treatments directed against B cells.

In this paper we summarize evidence for the key role of B cells in the immunopathology of MS and review data supporting the use of a novel B-cell targeted therapy, atacicept, in this condition.... Read More - ... ageid/1100
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