Introduction: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Despite the availability of several disease-modifying therapies for relapsing MS, there is a need for highly efficacious targeted therapy with a favorable benefitârisk profile and a high level of treatment adherence. Daclizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody directed against CD25, the Î± subunit of the high-affinity interleukin 2 (IL-2) receptor, that reversibly modulates IL-2 signaling. Areas covered: Daclizumab blocks the activation and expansion of autoreactive T cells that plays a role in the immune pathogenesis of MS. As its modulatory effects on the immune system, daclizumabâs potential for use in MS was tested extensively showing a high efficacy in reducing relapse rate, disability progression and the number and volume of gadolinium-enhancing lesions on brain magnetic resonance imaging. Moreover, phase II and III trials showed a favorable pharmacokinetic (PK) profile with slow clearance, linear pharmacokinetics at doses above 100Â mg and high subcutaneous bioavailability, not influenced by age, sex or other clinical parameters. Expert opinion: Among the new emerging drugs for MS, daclizumab also, thanks to a favorable PK profile, may represent an interesting and promising therapeutic option in the wide MS therapies armamentarium.
|Titolo:||Pharmacokinetic drug evaluation of daclizumab for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|