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Blisibimod for B-Cell Mediated Autoimmune Disease

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by merylg, Dec 4, 2011.

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    merylg Senior Member

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    http://www.bioportfolio.com/news/ar...nterim-B-cell-Analysis-Of-Pearl-sc-Study.html

    "About B-Cell Activating Factor (BAFF) and blisibimod

    BAFF has been associated with a wide range of B-Cell mediated autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Sjogren's Syndrome, Graves' Disease and others. Multiple clinical studies with other BAFF antagonists recently have reported on BAFF's potential positive role in treating lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Anthera is advancing its development of blisibimod, a broad inhibitor of BAFF, to expand its potential clinical utility in autoimmune diseases. Blisibimod is a novel fusion protein called a peptibody and is distinct from an antibody. Anthera owns worldwide rights to blisibimod in all potential indications."
     

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