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J Rheumatol. 1997 Feb;24(2):314-8.

Reduction in circulating dsDNA antibody titer after administration of LJP 394.

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Division of Rheumatic Diseases, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the safety and immunological effects, in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), of LJP 394, a novel B cell toleragen designed to lower dsDNA antibodies.

METHODS:

Four women with stable SLE were given a 100 mg infusion of LJP 394 and were followed for 4 weeks. Routine safety variables were measured, as well as anti-dsDNA, circulating immune complexes, complement, and complement split products.

RESULTS:

Anti-dsDNA titers were promptly lowered. At 4 weeks postinfusion, 2 patients' titers remained below baseline and 2 returned to pretreatment levels. Transient increases in some complement split products were noted; however, no adverse clinical events occurred during or immediately after infusion.

CONCLUSION:

LJP 394 successfully and safely lowered anti-dsDNA in 4 patients with SLE. Immune complex formation and rapid elimination is the most likely explanation for the observed findings.

PMID:
9034989
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