atacicept

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atacicept (uncountable)

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  1. A recombinant fusion protein designed to inhibit B cells, thereby suppressing autoimmune disease.
    • 2009 July 20, Andrew Pollack, “Trial for New Lupus Treatment Is Called Promising”, in New York Times[1]:
      Among the companies that have had setbacks or outright failures in clinical trials are Roche and Biogen Idec with their drug Rituxan; La Jolla Pharmaceutical with Riquent; Bristol-Myers Squibb with Orencia; ZymoGenetics and Merck Serono with atacicept; Genelabs Technologies with Prestara; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries with edratide; and Aspreva Pharmaceuticals and Roche with CellCept.