Aducanumab (BIIB037), an anti-amyloid beta monoclonal antibody, in patients with prodromal or mild Alzheimer’s disease: Interim results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 1b study

@article{Sevigny2015AducanumabA,
  title={Aducanumab (BIIB037), an anti-amyloid beta monoclonal antibody, in patients with prodromal or mild Alzheimer’s disease: Interim results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 1b study},
  author={Jeff Sevigny and Ping Chiao and Leslie Williams and Tianle Chen and Yan Ling and John O’Gorman and Christoph Hock and Roger M. Nitsch and Alfred W. Sandrock},
  journal={Alzheimer's \& Dementia},
  year={2015},
  volume={11}
}
statistically significant treatment differences for t-tau or p-tau in any population. Conclusions:Amyloid PET GCA SUVr decreases 10mg pooled dose suggests target engagement. There was no effect on neuronal injury biomarkers (p-tau and t-tau). Greater brain volume decreases in the MTM treatment groups was consistent with prior AD immunotherapy trials but the absence of treatment related differences in the small eAD study should be interpreted with caution. 
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Ten central, current challenges of the major paradigm in the field of Alzheimer's disease, the amyloid hypothesis, are sharply formulated and show that new approaches are necessary that address data heterogeneity, increase focus on the proteome level, use available human patient data more actively, and combine into one framework both the familial and sporadic forms of the disease.
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