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Designing biologic selectivity for inflammatory bowel disease – role of vedolizumab

Authors Krupka N, Baumgart D

Received 24 July 2014

Accepted for publication 12 November 2014

Published 17 December 2014 Volume 2015:9 Pages 147—154


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Shu-Feng Zhou

Niklas Krupka, Daniel C Baumgart

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Charité Medical School, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Abstract: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two chronic inflammatory bowel conditions. Current approved biologic therapies are limited to blocking tumor necrosis factor alpha. Unfortunately, some patients are primary nonresponders, experiencing a loss of response, intolerance, or side effects. This defines an unmet need for novel therapeutic strategies. The rapid recruitment and inappropriate retention of leukocytes is a hallmark of chronic inflammation and a potentially promising therapeutic target. Here we discuss the clinical trial results of vedolizumab (anti-α4β7, LDP-02, MLN-02, and MLN0002) and its impact on future management of inflammatory bowel disease.

Keywords: ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, vedolizumab, MLN0002, MLN-02, LDP-02, anti-α4β7

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