anti-interleukin 6 monoclonal antibody ALD518

Definition / meaning of anti-interleukin 6 monoclonal antibody ALD518

A humanized monoclonal antibody directed against the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 (Il-6) with potential immunomodulating activity. Upon administration, anti-interleukin 6 monoclonal antibody ALD518 binds to and blocks the activity of IL-6, which may mitigate the catabolic effects of IL-6.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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