IL-17 inhibitors for psoriasis

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Abstract

The role of the Th17/interleukin (IL)-23 pathway has been well elucidated in psoriasis. The IL-17 family includes 6 cytokines: IL-17A, IL-17B, IL-17C, IL-17D, IL-17E, and IL-17F. Two monoclonal antibodies targeting IL-17A (secukinumab, ixekizumab) and one antibody against the IL-17 receptor (brodalumab) have been approved for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Clinical efficacy, safety, and tolerability of each agent is reviewed.

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