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PMID:  19569977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune, T-cell mediated, inflammatory disease. An improved understanding of the pathogenesis of the autoimmune response has led to the development of targeted biologic therapies. Briakinumab is a human monocolonal antibody that blocks the activity of the cytokines IL-12 and IL-23. Immune dysregulation has been implicated in multiple inflammatory disorders and briakinumab has been investigated for the treatment of psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and multiple sclerosis. OBJECTIVES: This review focuses on briakinumab and its use in chronic plaque-type psoriasis. METHODS: A literature review was performed, searching Medline and the database for all articles with the keywords ABT-874, IL-12/IL-23 and psoriasis. CONCLUSIONS: Although limited by small sample sizes, length of follow-up, and a lack of direct comparisons with other psoriasis treatments, initial data regarding the safety and efficacy of briakinumab for the treatment of psoriasis is promising. Ongoing Phase III trials may provide additional information regarding the relative efficacy and safety of briakinumab.
Xinaida Taligare Lima; Katrina Abuabara; Alexandra Boer Kimball; Hermenio Cavalcante Lima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert opinion on biological therapy     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1744-7682     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Opin Biol Ther     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-13     Completed Date:  2009-11-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125414     Medline TA:  Expert Opin Biol Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1107-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Monoclonal / therapeutic use*
Biological Therapy / methods
Clinical Trials as Topic
Immunologic Factors / therapeutic use
Interleukin-12 / metabolism
Interleukin-23 / metabolism
Models, Biological
Psoriasis / drug therapy*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0/Immunologic Factors; 0/Interleukin-23; 0/briakinumab; 187348-17-0/Interleukin-12

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