Latest research on Rituxan

Rituxan is a genetically engineered chimeric murine/human monoclonal antibody directed against the CD20 antigen found on the surface of normal and malignant B lymphocytes. The antibody is an IgG1 kappa immunoglobulin containing murine light- and heavy-chain variable region sequences and human constant region sequences. Rituximab is composed of two heavy chains of 451 amino acids and two light chains of 213 amino acids

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Biologic agents were mainly in decreasing order of frequency: etanercept (Enbrel), adalimumab (Humira), abatacept (Orencia), rituximab (MabThera), and tocilizumab (Actemra). [source, 2016]
Her course was further complicated by the development of transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI) that required intubation and was treated with steroids, NovoSeven, pheresis, and Rituxan. [source, 2015]
She was treated with factor eight inhibitor bypassing activity (FEIBA), steroids, and Rituxan, but that hospital course was complicated by bilateral upper extremity deep vein thromboses. [source, 2015]
She was treated with 50 u/kg FEIBA every 12 hours and weekly Rituxan 375 mg/m2. [source, 2015]
She completed 4 weekly Rituxan doses and received weekly Soliris for 3 weeks, and her factor V levels normalized to 54% activity with undetectable inhibitor titers. [source, 2015]
In all patients rituximab (MabThera) was administered 30 days prior to the scheduled RTx (375 mg/m2 body surface area). [source, 2015]
The annual sales of the top-selling antibody drugs, such as Humira, Remicade, Avastin, Rituxan and Herceptin, are over or close to $ 10 billion now while many potential blockbusters are being investigated in clinical trials [1, 2]. [source, 2015]
Five top-selling therapeutic antibodies which are also popular biosimilar candidates for many biotech companies, namely Herceptin (trastuzumab), Avastin (bevacizumab), Remicade (infliximab), Rituxan (rituximab) and Humira (adalimumab), were used as model molecules in this study. [source, 2015]
The optimized signal peptides for Herceptin, Avastin, Remicade, Rituxan and Humira were identified. [source, 2015]
The variable regions and the constant regions of the HC and LC of Herceptin, Avastin, Remicade, Rituxan and Humira were generated based on publicly available information. [source, 2015]