Profile of reslizumab in eosinophilic disease and its potential in the treatment of poorly controlled eosinophilic asthma
Garry M Walsh
Division of Applied Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
Abstract: Eosinophils are important proinflammatory cells that make a major contribution to the inflammation seen in allergic diseases including asthma. Interleukin-5 is central to eosinophil maturation, release from the bone marrow, and subsequent accumulation, activation, and persistence in the tissues. Reslizumab (Cinquil™) is a humanized monoclonal antibody with potent interleukin-5 neutralizing effects, which represents a potential treatment for poorly controlled eosinophilic asthma. This review will consider the current status of the clinical development of reslizumab for asthma and in other inflammatory diseases with a marked eosinophilic component.
Keywords: IL-5, asthma, eosinophil
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