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Mechanism of amyloid removal in patients with Alzheimer disease treated with gantenerumab
Background: Gantenerumab is a fully human anti-Aβ monoclonal antibody in clinical development for the treatment of Alzheimer disease (AD).; Objectives: To investigate whether treatment with gantenerumab leads to a measurable reduction in the level of Aβ amyloid in the brain and to elucidate the mechanism of amyloid reduction.; Design: A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, ascending-dose […]
A single ascending dose study of bapineuzumab in patients with Alzheimer disease
The safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PKs) of bapineuzumab (AAB-001), a humanized monoclonal antibody to amyloid beta, were evaluated in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer disease in a phase 1, randomized, third-party unblinded, placebo-controlled, single ascending dose trial. Thirty patients received bapineuzumab infusion of 0.5, 1.5, or 5 mg/kg or placebo (6 active, 2 placebo for 0.5 […]
18-Month study of intravenous immunoglobulin for treatment of mild Alzheimer disease
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) has been proposed as a potential agent for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) immunotherapy because it contains antibodies against beta-amyloid (Abeta). We carried out an open label dose-ranging study in 8 mild AD patients in which IVIg was added to approved AD therapies for 6 months, discontinued, and then resumed for another 9 months. […]
Long-term follow-up of patients immunized with AN1792: reduced functional decline in antibody responders
Background: Immunization of patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with synthetic amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta(42)) (AN1792) was previously studied in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2a clinical trial, Study AN1792(QS-21)-201. Treatment was discontinued following reports of encephalitis. One year follow-up revealed that AN1792 antibody responders showed improvements in cognitive measures as assessed by the neuropsychological test battery […]
Autoimmune dementia: clinical course and predictors of immunotherapy response
Objective: To define the diagnostic characteristics and predictors of treatment response in patients with suspected autoimmune dementia.; Patients and Methods: Between January 1, 2002, and January 1, 2009, 72 consecutive patients received immunotherapy for suspected autoimmune dementia. Their baseline clinical, radiologic, and serologic characteristics were reviewed and compared between patients who were responsive to immunotherapy […]