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Synonyms: BIW-8405 | Fasenra® | KHK4563 | MEDI-563
benralizumab is an approved drug (FDA (2017), EMA (2018))
Compound class: Antibody
Comment: Benralizumab is a humanized, afucosylated mAb targeting the IL5Rα which is expressed by cells of the eosinophil lineage. The antibody is afucosylated (ie has fucose containing oligosaccharide side-chains removed) to improve structure, stability, and biological function.
Peptide sequence information for this antibody is available from its IMGT/mAb-DB link.
Ligand Activity Visualisation Charts
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View more information in the IUPHAR Pharmacology Education Project: benralizumab
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Benralizumab, an anti-interleukin 5 receptor α monoclonal antibody, versus placebo for uncontrolled eosinophilic asthma: a phase 2b randomised dose-ranging study.
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FDA Approves Fasenra.
Accessed on 16/11/2017. Modified on 16/11/2017. drugs.com, https://www.drugs.com/newdrugs/fda-approves-fasenra-benralizumab-severe-eosinophilic-asthma-4633.html?utm_source=ddc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FDA+Approves+Fasenra+%28benralizumab%29+for+Severe+Eosinophilic+Asthma
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Benralizumab, an anti-interleukin-5 receptor α monoclonal antibody, as add-on treatment for patients with severe, uncontrolled, eosinophilic asthma (CALIMA): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial.
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Anti-IL5 therapy for asthma and beyond.
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