Bing-Bing Yang

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Pegfilgrastim is a sustained-duration form of filgrastim, a recombinant methionyl form of human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), to which a 20  kDa polyethylene glycol molecule is covalently bound to the N-terminal methionine residue. Similar to filgrastim, pegfilgrastim increases the proliferation and differentiation of neutrophils from(More)
Panitumumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody targeted to the extracellular domain of human epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). A comprehensive population pharmacokinetic model of panitumumab was developed using nonlinear mixed-effects modeling of 1200 patients with advanced solid tumors in 14 clinical studies. The disposition of panitumumab was(More)
This report provides the evidence that pegfilgrastim, which is produced by covalently binding a 20-kDa polyethylene glycol molecule to filgrastim, has decreased renal clearance compared with the native protein, filgrastim. After intravenous administration, the area under the plasma concentration versus time curve values for pegfilgrastim were significantly(More)
This analysis was conducted to characterize the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of pegfilgrastim and to develop a pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic model to describe the granulopoietic effects of pegfilgrastim and the homeostatic regulation of pegfilgrastim clearance in healthy subjects. Pegfilgrastim serum concentration data and differential white cell(More)
Panitumumab is a recombinant, fully human IgG2 monoclonal antibody directed against the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). It is indicated for use as monotherapy in the treatment of patients with EGFR-expressing metastatic colorectal cancer after disease progression with standard chemotherapy. The currently indicated dose is 6 mg/kg given every 2(More)
A phase I study was conducted to evaluate the effects of renal function on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (absolute neutrophil count [ANC]) of pegfilgrastim in nonneutropenic subjects. Thirty subjects categorized into 5 renal function groups (normal, mildly impaired, moderately impaired, severely impaired, and end-stage renal disease) received 1(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess the effects of decreased renal function and dialysis on anakinra pharmacokinetics. METHODS In 2 separate studies anakinra (1 mg/kg) was given intravenously to 12 healthy subjects and 20 subjects with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis. In a third study anakinra (100 mg) was given subcutaneously to 30 subjects(More)
Filgrastim, a recombinant methionyl human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) (r-metHuG-CSF), is efficacious in stimulating neutrophil production and maturation to prevent febrile neutropenia (FN) in response to chemotherapy. Because of its relatively short circulating half-life, daily filgrastim injections are required to stimulate neutrophil(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To examine the serum concentrations of pegfilgrastim during recovery of absolute neutrophil count (ANC) in patients with cancer who received pegfilgrastim after chemotherapy. DESIGN Retrospective analysis. DATA SOURCE Data were pooled from seven pegfilgrastim registrational clinical trials: four open-label phase I or II studies and three(More)
The covalent attachment of polyethylene glycol to filgrastim results in a new molecule pegfilgrastim, which has a significantly longer half-life than filgrastim. It is likely that the clearance of both filgrastim and pegfilgrastim involves granulocyte colony simulating factor (G-CSF) receptor binding, but the pharmacokinetics of these drugs have not been(More)