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Wednesday, August 2, 2017
UCSF Neurologist Played Key Role in MS Research Turning to B-Cells, Essential Step to Ocrevus
Indeed, his work is testament to how scientific inquiry and determination might turn observations made in the lab into medicines for those in need.
Ocrevus is an antibody that targets CD20-positive B-cells, a type of cells from the immune system that are believed to contribute to myelin degeneration and neuronal damage, the hallmarks of MS. As such, and because of the efficacy and overall safety demonstrated in those clinical studies, Ocrevus holds considerable promise as an MS treatment — and one that might help at least some people with progressive disease.