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The antibody aducanumab reduces Aβ plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, September 2016
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Title
The antibody aducanumab reduces Aβ plaques in Alzheimer’s disease
Published in
Nature, September 2016
DOI 10.1038/nature19323
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Authors

Jeff Sevigny, Ping Chiao, Thierry Bussière, Paul H. Weinreb, Leslie Williams, Marcel Maier, Robert Dunstan, Stephen Salloway, Tianle Chen, Yan Ling, John O’Gorman, Fang Qian, Mahin Arastu, Mingwei Li, Sowmya Chollate, Melanie S. Brennan, Omar Quintero-Monzon, Robert H. Scannevin, H. Moore Arnold, Thomas Engber, Kenneth Rhodes, James Ferrero, Yaming Hang, Alvydas Mikulskis, Jan Grimm, Christoph Hock, Roger M. Nitsch, Alfred Sandrock

Abstract

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, accompanied by synaptic dysfunction and neurodegeneration. Antibody-based immunotherapy against Aβ to trigger its clearance or mitigate its neurotoxicity has so far been unsuccessful. Here we report the generation of aducanumab, a human monoclonal antibody that selectively targets aggregated Aβ. In a transgenic mouse model of AD, aducanumab is shown to enter the brain, bind parenchymal Aβ, and reduce soluble and insoluble Aβ in a dose-dependent manner. In patients with prodromal or mild AD, one year of monthly intravenous infusions of aducanumab reduces brain Aβ in a dose- and time-dependent manner. This is accompanied by a slowing of clinical decline measured by Clinical Dementia Rating-Sum of Boxes and Mini Mental State Examination scores. The main safety and tolerability findings are amyloid-related imaging abnormalities. These results justify further development of aducanumab for the treatment of AD. Should the slowing of clinical decline be confirmed in ongoing phase 3 clinical trials, it would provide compelling support for the amyloid hypothesis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 17 1%
United Kingdom 11 <1%
Spain 8 <1%
France 5 <1%
Germany 5 <1%
Brazil 4 <1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
Japan 3 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Other 12 <1%
Unknown 1320 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 294 21%
Researcher 284 20%
Student > Bachelor 238 17%
Student > Master 152 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 91 7%
Other 331 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 297 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 241 17%
Neuroscience 221 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 199 14%
Unspecified 131 9%
Other 301 22%

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