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Secukinumab ?
Monoclonal antibody
Type Whole antibody
Source Human
Target IL17A
Clinical data
Legal status Investigational
CAS number  YesY
ATC code L04AC10
Synonyms AIN457
Chemical data
Formula C6584H10134N1754O2042S44 
Mol. mass 147.94 kDa
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Secukinumab is a human monoclonal antibody designed for the treatments of uveitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis. It targets member A from the cytokine family of interleukin 17.[1][2]

Secukinumab was developed by Novartis Pharma AG and has completed Phase II clinical trials for plaque psoriasis in 2011.[3]

As of March 2014, Secukinumab entered Phase IIIb clinical trials comparing efficacy against Amgen's Enbrel.[4]

It is also in a phase II clinical trial for Multiple Sclerosis [5] as it has exhibited efficacy in treating experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of MS.

CAS registry numbers[edit]

  • 875356-43-7 (heavy chain)
  • 875356-44-8 (light chain)


  1. ^ "Statement On A Nonproprietary Name Adopted By The USAN Council: Secukinumab". American Medical Association. 
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  3. ^ Papp K.A. et al. 'Secukinumab efficacy and safety preliminary results from a phase II subcutaneous dose-ranging study in the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.' Presented at: 20th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology; 20-24 October, 2011; Lisbon, Portugal.
  4. ^ "Novartis announces start of new secukinumab (AIN457) versus Stelara® (ustekinumab) phase IIIb head-to-head psoriasis study at AAD 2014". Novartis AG. 
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