The antibody aducanumab reduces Aβ plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, August 2016
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Title
The antibody aducanumab reduces Aβ plaques in Alzheimer’s disease
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Nature, August 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, Sevigny, Jeff, Chiao, Ping, Bussière, Thierry, Weinreb, Paul H, Williams, Leslie, Maier, Marcel, Dunstan, Robert, Salloway, Stephen, Chen, Tianle, Ling, Yan, O'Gorman, John, Qian, Fang, Arastu, Mahin, Li, Mingwei, Chollate, Sowmya, Brennan, Melanie S, Quintero-Monzon, Omar, Scannevin, Robert H, Arnold, H Moore, Engber, Thomas, Rhodes, Kenneth, Ferrero, James, Hang, Yaming, Mikulskis, Alvydas, Grimm, Jan, Hock, Christoph, Nitsch, Roger M, Sandrock, Alfred

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 16 2%
United Kingdom 11 1%
Germany 5 <1%
Spain 5 <1%
France 4 <1%
Netherlands 4 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Other 10 1%
Unknown 718 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 199 26%
Researcher 174 22%
Student > Bachelor 112 14%
Student > Master 86 11%
Other 52 7%
Other 156 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 248 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 146 19%
Neuroscience 112 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 91 12%
Chemistry 53 7%
Other 129 17%

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