MABp1 Targeting IL-1α for Moderate to Severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa Not Eligible for Adalimumab: A Randomized Study

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Kanni T, Argyropoulou M, Spyridopoulos T, Pistiki A, Stecher M, Dinarello CA, Simard J, Giamarellos-Bourboulis EJ

Patients with moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa failing adalimumab therapy, or those ineligible to receive it, remain a population with an unmet need. Twenty patients not eligible for adalimumab were randomized to receive 12 weeks of blind treatment with placebo or MABp1, a true human antibody targeting IL-1α. Hidradenitis suppurativa clinical response score at week 12 was the primary endpoint. The primary endpoint was met in 10% and 60% of placebo- and MABp1-treated patients, respectively (odds ratio = 13.50, 95% confidence interval = 1.19-152.51). Clinical efficacy was maintained at 24 weeks in 0% and 40%. Improvement in the visual analog scale was reported by 20% and 85.7%, respectively, of patients failing previous anti-TNF treatment. Ultrasonography showed decreased neovascularization and lesion skin depth in the MABp1 group. MABp1 treatment was associated with decrease of circulating IL-8 and of stimulated production of IL-8 by whole blood. Whole blood production for hBD-2 was negatively associated with changes on ultrasonography in the placebo group but not in the MABp1 group. MABp1 is a promising treatment for patients with hidradenitis suppurativa not eligible for adalimumab. Inhibition of neovascularization and modulation of the production of IL-8 and hBD-2 are suggested mechanisms of action.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: The Journal of investigative dermatology
Journal Abbreviation: J. Invest. Dermatol.
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National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 29129600
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Lasted Revision: 2018-03-26

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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