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Abatacept volume of distribution
* 0.07 L/kg[RA Patients, IV administration]* 0.09 L/kg[Healthy Subjects, IV administration]* 0.11 L/kg[RA patients, subcutaneous administration]
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What is Abatacept
Abatacept is a soluble fusion protein, which links the extracellular domain of human cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) to the modified Fc (hinge, CH2, and CH3 domains) portion of human immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1). Structurally, abatacept is a glycosylated fusion protein with a MALDI-MS molecular weight of 92,300 Da and it is a homodimer of two homologous polypeptide chains of 357 amino acids each. It is produced through recombinant DNA technology in mammalian CHO cells. The drug has activity as a selective co-stimulation modulator with inhibitory activity on T lymphocytes. Although approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Repligen has entered a slightly different formulation of CTLA4-Ig into clinical trials (RG2077).
Abatacept mechanism of action
Abatacept is a selective costimulation modulator, like CTLA-4, the drug has shown to inhibit T-cell (T lymphocyte) activation by binding to CD80 and CD86, thereby blocking interaction with CD28. Blockade of this interaction has been shown to inhibit the delivery of the second co-stimulatory signal required for optimal activation of T-cells. This results in the inhibition of autoimmune T-Cell activation that has been implcated in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.
Dosage forms of Abatacept
|Injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution||intravenous||250 mg/15mL|
|Injection, solution||subcutaneous||125 mg/mL|
|Powder for solution||intravenous||250 mg|
E.R. Squibb – Sons, L.L.C.
Humans and other mammals
Indication of Abatacept
For the management of the signs and symptoms of moderate-to-severe active rheumatoid arthritis, inducing major clinical response, slowing the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in adult patients. It is indicated both as a monotherapy and for use in combination with a continued regimen of DMARDs (not including TNF antagonists). Also used for the management of the signs and symptoms of moderately to severely active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in children.
Toxicity of Abatacept
Most common adverse events (10%) are headache, upper respiratory tract infection, nasopharyngitis, and nausea. Doses up to 50 mg/kg have been administered without apparent toxic effect.
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