I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

Papers: 16 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019

Animal Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 May

Auton Neurosci


Effects of tanezumab on satellite glial cells in the cervicothoracic ganglion of cynomolgus monkeys: A 26-week toxicity study followed by an 8-week recovery period.



Tanezumab, a humanized monoclonal anti-NGF antibody, has demonstrated efficacy and safety profiles in Phase III clinical trials of chronic pain. In a 24-week study in non-human primates, morphological observations of sympathetic ganglia showed decreased ganglia volume, decreased neuronal size, and increased glial cell density compared with controls after 3 tanezumab treatments. Using stereological techniques to quantify glial cells, the present 26-week study found no significant difference after weekly treatments in total cervicothoracic ganglia satellite glial cell number between placebo- or tanezumab-treated cynomolgus monkeys. These findings suggest that tanezumab treatment does not result in a true gliosis in sympathetic ganglia.