Ocrelizumab – Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

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Ocrelizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody currently under clinical investigation and development by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche. The therapy is targeted against mature B-lymphocytes with CD20 markers on their surface, giving the drug an immunosuppressive function that might be useful in normalizing the rates of immune attacks made by the host’s immune system against its own myelinated neurons, which form the main pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS).

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3 comments

  1. JennyO says:

    My fiancee has PPMS and I would really love to know how to get him in this study! He is 34 and has 48% of his brain with lesions. His neurologist have told him soon he will “run out of brain” and die of PPMS. His doctor said he has the brain of a 65 year old , but in a 34 year old man

    Godspeed & God Bless you all 🙂

    JennyO

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