enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Abstract In preparing for testing a pharmaceutical grade preparation of chimeric (mouse/human) antibody CGP 47 439 in HIV-1 infected individuals, it was administered toMacaca fascicularis (cynomolgus) monkeys to study tolerability, immunogenicity and pharmacokinetics. Four groups of monkeys, three males and three females per group, received respectively four infusions of 0, 1.43, 4.3, and 14.3 mg of CGP 47 4391 kg body weight at one-week intervals. The chimeric antibody induced no fever, was tolerated well throughout the 50-day observation period, elicited no tissue damage and no anti-antibody response. The pharmacokinetic profile was similar at all dose levels with a mean T1/2α of 14.2 h (range 11.8–19.3 h) and a mean T1/2β of 172.6h (range 137.2–220.5h). Following four successive antibody infusions serum concentrations of CGP 47 439 increased without reaching a steady state, and its measured concentrations were comparable to the simulated values. Collectively the study has provided safety and pharmacokinetic data that would allow human studies with this antibody in AIDS patients.
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