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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644104/the-association-between-blood-eosinophil-count-and-benralizumab-efficacy-for-patients-with-severe-uncontrolled-asthma-subanalyses-of-the-phase-iii-sirocco-and-calima-studies
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Mitchell Goldman, Ian Hirsch, James G Zangrilli, Paul Newbold, Xiao Xu
OBJECTIVE: Benralizumab, an anti-eosinophilic monoclonal antibody, in combination with high-dosage inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β2-agonists (ICS/LABA) significantly reduced asthma exacerbations, improved lung function, and reduced symptoms for patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma with blood eosinophil counts ≥300 cells/µL in the Phase III SIROCCO and CALIMA studies. To understand the efficacy and safety of benralizumab for patients with eosinophil-driven disease with blood eosinophil counts lower than 300 cells/µL, we evaluated the effect of applying an eosinophil cutoff of ≥150 cells/µL...
June 23, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583618/new-anti-eosinophil-drugs-for-asthma-and-copd-targeting-the-trait
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REVIEW
Elisabeth H Bel, Anneke Ten Brinke
Asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease (COPD) are prevalent chronic inflammatory airway diseases that are responsible for a large global disease burden. Both diseases are complex and heterogeneous, and are increasingly recognized as overlapping syndromes that may share similar pathophysiologic mechanisms and treatable traits. Eosinophilic airway inflammation is considered the most influential treatable trait of chronic airway disease, and over the last decade several monoclonal antibodies and small molecule therapies have been developed to target this trait...
June 2, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545978/benralizumab-for-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-persistent-asthma-bise-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
#3
Gary T Ferguson, J Mark FitzGerald, Eugene R Bleecker, Michel Laviolette, David Bernstein, Craig LaForce, Lyndon Mansfield, Peter Barker, Yanping Wu, Maria Jison, Mitchell Goldman
BACKGROUND: Benralizumab is a humanised, anti-interleukin 5 receptor α monoclonal antibody that directly and rapidly depletes eosinophils, reduces asthma exacerbations, and improves lung function for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma. The objective of this trial was to assess the safety and efficacy of benralizumab for patients with mild to moderate, persistent asthma. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we recruited patients aged 18-75 years, weighing at least 40 kg, and with a postbronchodilator reversibility in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) of at least 12% at screening, from 52 clinical research centres in six countries...
May 22, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530840/oral-glucocorticoid-sparing-effect-of-benralizumab-in-severe-asthma
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Parameswaran Nair, Sally Wenzel, Klaus F Rabe, Arnaud Bourdin, Njira L Lugogo, Piotr Kuna, Peter Barker, Stephanie Sproule, Sandhia Ponnarambil, Mitchell Goldman
BACKGROUND: Many patients with severe asthma rely on oral glucocorticoids to manage their disease. We investigated whether benralizumab, a monoclonal antibody directed against the alpha subunit of the interleukin-5 receptor that significantly reduces the incidence of asthma exacerbations, was also effective as an oral glucocorticoid-sparing therapy in patients relying on oral glucocorticoids to manage severe asthma associated with eosinophilia. METHODS: In a 28-week randomized, controlled trial, we assessed the effects of benralizumab (at a dose of 30 mg administered subcutaneously either every 4 weeks or every 8 weeks [with the first three doses administered every 4 weeks]) versus placebo on the reduction in the oral glucocorticoid dose while asthma control was maintained in adult patients with severe asthma...
June 22, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502824/human-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-do-not-express-the-il-5-receptor
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Adam K A Wright, Cathryn Weston, Batika M J Rana, Christopher E Brightling, David J Cousins
Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) are upstream regulators of IL-5-dependent eosinophil function in asthma. We've shown that ILC2s do not express the IL-5R and thus IL-5R-dependent therapeutic interventions (e.g. Benralizumab) are unlikely to be mediated directly on ILC2s.
May 10, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406319/benralizumab-as-a-potential-treatment-of-asthma
#6
Sabina Antonela Antoniu
Current anti-inflammatory asthma therapies including inhaled corticosteroids and leukotriene modifiers, are not always able to appropriately control the disease and other approaches are needed. These therapies specific target IgE (omalizumab) or IL-5 (mepolizumab). However, there is research underway investigating interleukin-based monoclonal antibodies such as benralizumab, an anti-IL-5R monoclonal antibody which is currently in phase III clinical development. Areas covered: This review summarizes the existing preclinical and clinical data of benralizumab...
July 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379047/benralizumab-for-the-treatment-of-asthma
#7
Tara Vinyette Saco, Amber N Pepper, Richard F Lockey
The classification of asthma into phenotypes and endotoypes allows for the use of targeted therapies, including three biologics which target interleukin 5 (IL-5) signaling in eosinophilic asthma. Areas covered: As of December 2016, two monoclonal antibodies, mepolizumab and reslizumab, are approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration and one, benralizumab, is in clinical development. Two phase 3 trials for benralizumab, SIROCCO and CALIMA, were published in September 2016. Although there are no direct comparisons among these three anti-IL-5 therapies, the goal of this review is to summarize the current data and discuss their potential similarities and differences, with a focus on benralizumab...
April 19, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109128/population-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-benralizumab-in-healthy-volunteers-and-patients-with-asthma
#8
B Wang, L Yan, Z Yao, L K Roskos
Benralizumab is a humanized, afucosylated, anti-interleukin-5 receptor α, immunoglobulin G (IgG) 1 κ monoclonal antibody. We developed a population pharmacokinetic (PK)/pharmacodynamic (PD) model for benralizumab by analyzing PK and blood eosinophil count data from two healthy volunteer studies (N = 48) and four studies in patients with asthma (N = 152). Benralizumab PK was dose-proportional and adequately described by a two-compartment model with first-order elimination from the central compartment and first-order absorption from the subcutaneous dosing site...
April 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960628/antibodies-to-watch-in-2017
#9
Janice M Reichert
Over 50 investigational monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapeutics are currently undergoing evaluation in late-stage clinical studies, which is expected to drive a trend toward first marketing approvals of at least 6-9 mAbs per year in the near-term. In the United States (US), a total of 6 and 9 mAbs were granted first approvals during 2014 and 2015, respectively; all these products are also approved in the European Union (EU). As of December 1, 2016, 6 mAbs (atezolizumab, olaratumab, reslizumab, ixekizumab, bezlotoxumab, oblitoxaximab) had been granted first approvals during 2016 in either the EU or US...
February 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942351/therapeutic-interventions-in-severe-asthma
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REVIEW
Giorgio Walter Canonica, Gianenrico Senna, Patrick D Mitchell, Paul M O'Byrne, Giovanni Passalacqua, Gilda Varricchi
The present paper addresses severe asthma which is limited to 5-10% of the overall population of asthmatics. However, it accounts for 50% or more of socials costs of the disease, as it is responsible for hospitalizations and Emergency Department accesses as well as expensive treatments. The recent identification of different endotypes of asthma, based on the inflammatory pattern, has led to the development of tailored treatments that target different inflammatory mediators. These are major achievements in the perspective of Precision Medicine: a leading approach to the modern treatment strategy...
2016: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906698/ige-and-eosinophils-as-therapeutic-targets-in-asthma
#11
Tanvi R Patel, Sanjiv Sur
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by reversible airflow obstruction, which is being more widely recognized as a broad-spectrum disease that encompasses multiple patient characteristics and pathophysiologic mechanisms. Suboptimal asthma control leads to increasing burden of healthcare costs and loss of productivity to society. Biologic therapies targeted at IgE and eosinophils can be used in poorly controlled allergic and eosinophilic asthma, respectively...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875559/efficacy-and-safety-of-anti-interleukin-5-therapy-in-patients-with-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Fa-Ping Wang, Ting Liu, Zhu Lan, Su-Yun Li, Hui Mao
BACKGROUND: Recent trials have assessed the efficacy and safety of novel monoclonal antibodies such as reslizumab and benralizumab. However, the overall efficacy and safety anti-interleukin (IL) 5 treatment in asthma have not been thoroughly assessed. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of anti-IL-5 treatment on patients with asthma published up to October 2016 in PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) that reported pulmonary function, quality of life scores, asthmatic exacerbation rate, blood and sputum eosinophil counts, short-acting β-agonist (SABA) rescue use, and adverse events were included...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859832/comparison-of-anti-interleukin-5-therapies-in-patients-with-severe-asthma-global-and-indirect-meta-analyses-of-randomized-placebo-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Y Cabon, N Molinari, G Marin, I Vachier, A S Gamez, P Chanez, A Bourdin
Inconsistent results have been reported regarding IL-5 blockade treatment in asthma. There were no direct between-treatment comparisons. Only differences between each drug and placebo were studied. We identified all RCTs with anti-IL5 treatments for patients with asthma over the 1990-September 2015 period. RCTs were searched on Medline, Cochrane and Embase. At least 50 patients were enrolled in each study. Outcomes considered were exacerbation rate reduction, FEV1 changes, ACQ-5 improvement, adverse events and serious adverse events...
January 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796795/interleukin-5-antagonists-usher-in-a-new-generation-of-asthma-therapy
#14
REVIEW
Matthew P Giannetti, Juan C Cardet
Asthma is the most common chronic respiratory disease in the USA. A subset of patients with asthma have refractory symptoms, persistent eosinophilic inflammation, and recurrent exacerbations despite maximal medical therapy. The monoclonal antibodies targeting the IL-5 pathway are a new class of medications designed to target severe eosinophilic asthma. There are two medications clinically available: mepolizumab and reslizumab, both of which target IL-5. A third medication, benralizumab, is currently under development and targets the IL-5 receptor...
November 2016: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612492/the-clinical-profile-of-benralizumab-in-the-management-of-severe-eosinophilic-asthma
#15
REVIEW
Francesco Menzella, Mirco Lusuardi, Carla Galeone, Nicola Facciolongo, Luigi Zucchi
Despite several therapeutic choices, 10-20% of patients with severe uncontrolled asthma do not respond to maximal best standard treatments, leading to a healthcare expenditure of up to 80% of overall costs for asthma. Today, there are new important therapeutic strategies, both pharmacological and interventional, that can result in improvement of severe asthma management, such as omalizumab, bronchial thermoplasty and other biological drugs, for example, mepolizumab, reslizumab and benralizumab. The availability of these new treatments and the increasing knowledge of the different asthmatic phenotypes and endotypes makes correct patient selection increasingly complex and important...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609408/efficacy-and-safety-of-benralizumab-for-patients-with-severe-asthma-uncontrolled-with-high-dosage-inhaled-corticosteroids-and-long-acting-%C3%AE-2-agonists-sirocco-a-randomised-multicentre-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Eugene R Bleecker, J Mark FitzGerald, Pascal Chanez, Alberto Papi, Steven F Weinstein, Peter Barker, Stephanie Sproule, Geoffrey Gilmartin, Magnus Aurivillius, Viktoria Werkström, Mitchell Goldman
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilia is associated with worsening asthma severity and decreased lung function, with increased exacerbation frequency. We assessed the safety and efficacy of benralizumab, a monoclonal antibody against interleukin-5 receptor α that depletes eosinophils by antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity, for patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma with eosinophilia. METHODS: We did a randomised, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled phase 3 study at 374 sites in 17 countries...
October 29, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609406/benralizumab-an-anti-interleukin-5-receptor-%C3%AE-monoclonal-antibody-as-add-on-treatment-for-patients-with-severe-uncontrolled-eosinophilic-asthma-calima-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
J Mark FitzGerald, Eugene R Bleecker, Parameswaran Nair, Stephanie Korn, Ken Ohta, Marek Lommatzsch, Gary T Ferguson, William W Busse, Peter Barker, Stephanie Sproule, Geoffrey Gilmartin, Viktoria Werkström, Magnus Aurivillius, Mitchell Goldman
BACKGROUND: Benralizumab is a humanised, afucosylated, anti-interleukin-5 receptor α monoclonal antibody that induces direct, rapid, and nearly complete depletion of eosinophils. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of benralizumab as add-on therapy for patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma and elevated blood eosinophil counts. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, phase 3 study (CALIMA) undertaken at 303 sites in 11 countries, we enrolled patients aged 12-75 years with severe asthma uncontrolled by medium-dosage to high-dosage inhaled corticosteroids plus long-acting β₂-agonists (ICS plus LABA) and a history of two or more exacerbations in the previous year...
October 29, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27453494/molecularly-targeted-therapies-for-asthma-current-development-challenges-and-potential-clinical-translation
#18
REVIEW
Ibrahim Sulaiman, Jonathan Chee Woei Lim, Hon Liong Soo, Johnson Stanslas
Extensive research into the therapeutics of asthma has yielded numerous effective interventions over the past few decades. However, adverse effects and ineffectiveness of most of these medications especially in the management of steroid resistant severe asthma necessitate the development of better medications. Numerous drug targets with inherent airway smooth muscle tone modulatory role have been identified for asthma therapy. This article reviews the latest understanding of underlying molecular aetiology of asthma towards design and development of better antiasthma drugs...
October 2016: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27254629/-treatment-of-refractory-asthma-with-antibodies
#19
REVIEW
Marek Lommatzsch
Current guidelines of the global initiative for asthma (GINA) recommend the addition of biologics in step 5 of the stepwise asthma treatment approach. This review gives an overview on the effects and the clinical role of antibodies targeting immunoglobulin E, IgE (Omalizumab), Interleukin-5, IL-5 (Mepolizumab, Reslizumab) or the IL-5 receptor (Benralizumab). In addition, potential future treatment options of refractory asthma with antibodies (for instance Dupilumab) are discussed.
June 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27119985/efficacy-and-safety-of-benralizumab-a-monoclonal-antibody-against-il-5r%C3%AE-in-uncontrolled-eosinophilic-asthma
#20
MirHojjat Khorasanizadeh, Mahsa Eskian, Amal H Assa'ad, Carlos A Camargo, Nima Rezaei
Nonresponders to maximal guideline-based therapies of asthma account for most of the morbidity, mortality, and economic burden of the disease. Because eosinophils are key effector cells in asthmatic airway inflammation, blocking IL-5, the main cytokine responsible for its survival and activation, seems to be a rational strategy. While previous monoclonal antibodies against the IL-5 ligand resulted in inconsistent improvements in asthma outcomes, benralizumab has shown promise. Benralizumab is a monoclonal antibody against IL-5 receptor, and has an enhanced antibody dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity function...
April 27, 2016: International Reviews of Immunology
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