Jaren W. Landen a , ∗ , Niels Andreasen b , Carol L. Cronenberger a , Pamela F. Schwartz a , Anne Börjesson-Hanson c , Henrik Östlund d , Catherine A. Sattler a , Brendon Binneman e , Martin M. Bednar e
08 June 2017
The safety, pharmacokinetics, and effect on peripheral and central amyloid β (Aβ) of multiple doses of ponezumab, an anti-Aβ monoclonal antibody, were characterized in subjects with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease treated for 1 year.
Subjects were aged ≥50 years with Mini–Mental State Examination scores 16 to 26. Cohort Q was randomized to ponezumab 10 mg/kg ( n = 12) or placebo ( n = 6) quarterly. Cohort M was randomized to a loading dose of ponezumab 10 mg/kg or placebo, followed by monthly ponezumab 7.5 mg/kg ( n = 12) or placebo ( n = 6), respectively.
Ponezumab was generally well tolerated. Plasma concentrations increased dose dependently, but cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) penetration was low. Plasma Aβ increased dose dependently with ponezumab, but CSF biomarkers, brain amyloid burden, cognition, and function were not affected.