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B-cell directed therapies in antiphospholipid antibody syndrome - New directions based on murine and human data.
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PMID:  22269862     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The increased awareness of the role of humoral immunophysiology in antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) has aroused interest in B cells as therapeutic targets in this disease. This paper reviews the literature on B cell directed therapies in human and experimental APS. The clinical data is limited to B cell depletion with rituximab and comprises case reports and case series. Murine studies include use of modulators of B cell function such as belimumab and abatacept. In both human and murine studies, B cell directed therapies appeared to have clinical and serologic beneficial effects including a decrease in the antiphospholipid antibody titers after treatment. Randomized controlled clinical trials are needed to determine whether B cell depletors and/or B cell modulators can be effective agents for treating patients with APS.
Saakshi Khattri; Gisele Zandman-Goddard; Elena Peeva
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Autoimmunity reviews     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-0183     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101128967     Medline TA:  Autoimmun Rev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Rheumatology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA.
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