Anti-CD20 monoclonals (MoAbs) are used in a variety of autoimmune disorders. The aim is to eliminate memory B cells sustaining the tissue damage and the production of pathogenic autoantibodies, while preserving naïve cells. The disappearance of memory B cells and the repopulation by naïve cells correlate with good clinical response, while the reappearance of memory B cells and plasmablasts correlates with relapse or resistance to therapy. Anti-CD20 induce extremely low B cell levels, requiring high-resolution techniques. The immune monitoring protocol developed by ISCCA is described and validated, to provide a standardized method for the clinical decision-making process during anti-CD20 therapies in autoimmune diseases.
|Titolo:||The ISCCA flow protocol for the monitoring of anti-CD20 therapies in autoimmune disorders|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|