Safety, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity of the combination of the broadly neutralizing anti-HIV-1 antibodies 3BNC117 and 10-1074 in healthy adults: A randomized, phase 1 study.

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BACKGROUND: Additional forms of pre-exposure prophylaxis are needed to prevent HIV-1 infection. 3BNC117 and 10-1074 are broadly neutralizing anti-HIV-1 antibodies that target non-overlapping epitopes on the HIV-1 envelope. We investigated the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity of the intravenous administration of the combination of 3BNC117 and 10-1074 in healthy adults. METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single center, phase 1 study enrolled healthy adults aged 18-65 years to receive one infusion of 3BNC117 immediately followed by 10-1074 at 10 mg/kg, three infusions of 3BNC117 followed by 10-1074 at 3 mg/kg or 10 mg/kg every 8 weeks, or placebo infusions. The primary outcomes were safety and pharmacokinetics. This trial is registered with, number NCT02824536. FINDINGS: Twenty-four participants were enrolled in a 3:1 ratio to receive the study products or placebo. The combination of 3BNC117 and 10-1074 was safe and generally well tolerated. There were no serious adverse events considered related to the infusions. The mean elimination half-lives of 3BNC117 and 10-1074 were 16.4 ± 4.6 days and 23.0 ± 5.4 days, respectively, similar to what was observed in previous studies in which each antibody was administered alone. Anti-drug antibody responses were rare and without evidence of related adverse events or impact on elimination kinetics. INTERPRETATION: Single and repeated doses of the combination of 3BNC117 and 10-1074 were well tolerated in healthy adults. These data support the further development of the combination of 3BNC117 and 10-1074 as a long-acting injectable form of pre-exposure prophylaxis for the prevention of HIV-1 infection.

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Cited Authors

  • Cohen, YZ; Butler, AL; Millard, K; Witmer-Pack, M; Levin, R; Unson-O'Brien, C; Patel, R; Shimeliovich, I; Lorenzi, JCC; Horowitz, J; Walsh, SR; Lin, S; Weiner, JA; Tse, A; Sato, A; Bennett, C; Mayer, B; Seaton, KE; Yates, NL; Baden, LR; deCamp, AC; Ackerman, ME; Seaman, MS; Tomaras, GD; Nussenzweig, MC; Caskey, M

Published Date

  • 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 8

Start / End Page

  • e0219142 -

PubMed ID

  • 31393868

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6687118

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1932-6203

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1371/journal.pone.0219142


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States