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Monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of osteoarthritis
Areas covered: In this review, the authors searched the literature on PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library using keywords, including mAbs, biological agents, OA and osteoarthritis, electronically up to May 2016. They also included abstracts of international conferences. Furthermore, they reviewed experimental and clinical studies of various mAbs targeting different pathological mechanisms of OA, including ADAMTS, Interleukine-1, tumour necrosis factor, never growth factor and vascular endothelial growth factor.
Expert opinion: MAbs for the treatment of OA are under intense investigation and the results for some mAbs (e.g., anti-nerve growth factor mAbs, anti- vascular endothelial growth factor mAbs) are promising. The authors believe that mAb therapy can be a targeted therapeutic approach for the treatment of OA. Future clinical trials are required to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of these agents by the appropriate selection of specific phenotype for targeted therapy based on the mechanism of drug action.
Publication titleExpert Opinion on Biological Therapy
Department/SchoolMenzies Institute for Medical Research
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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