Basiliximab – Pharmacology MCQ

Basiliximab is?
A. anti CD3 antibody
B. anti CD25 antibody
C. IL1 receptor antagonist
D. TNF alpha inhibitor

Correct answer : B. anti CD25 antibody

  • Basiliximab is an anti CD25 antibody.
  • It has high affinity for interleukin 2 receptor.
  • Plasma half life is shorter (1 week) compared to Daclizumab (3 weeks).
  • It is used for the prevention of rejection reactions in transplant patients.

Ref: Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, K D Tripathi, 7th ed, p878, 884.

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