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Overview of attention for article published in Arthritis Research & Therapy, January 2007
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st percentile)

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Arthritis Research & Therapy, January 2007
DOI 10.1186/ar2115
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Eveline Trachsel, Frank Bootz, Michela Silacci, Manuela Kaspar, Hartwig Kosmehl, Dario Neri


The antibody-mediated targeted delivery of cytokines to sites of disease is a promising avenue for cancer therapy, but it is largely unexplored for the treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions. Using both radioactive and fluorescent techniques, the human monoclonal antibodies L19 and G11 (specific to two markers of angiogenesis that are virtually undetectable in normal adult tissues) were found to selectively localize at arthritic sites in the murine collagen-induced model of rheumatoid arthritis following intravenous (i.v.) administration. The same animal model was used to study the therapeutic action of the L19 antibody fused to the cytokines IL-2, tumour necrosis factor (TNF) and IL-10. Whereas L19-IL-2 and L19-TNF treatment led to increased arthritic scores and paw swellings, the fusion protein L19-IL-10 displayed a therapeutic activity, which was superior to the activity of IL-10 fused to an antibody of irrelevant specificity in the mouse. The anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 has been investigated for the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but clinical development plans have been discontinued because of a lack of efficacy. Because the antigen recognised by L19 is strongly expressed at sites of arthritis in humans and identical in both mice and humans, it suggests that the fusion protein L19-IL-10 might help overcome some of the clinical limitations of IL-10 and provide a therapeutic benefit to patients with chronic inflammatory disorders, including arthritis.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Unknown 39 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 9 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 23%
Researcher 8 20%
Student > Master 5 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 3 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 30%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 8%
Other 5 13%
Unknown 4 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 August 2018.
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