Developing Therapy for Transthyretin Amyloidosis. The American journal of medicine Campbell, C. M., Zhang, K., Lenihan, D. J., Witteles, R. 1800


Transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) is an under-recognized cause of cardiomyopathy and neuropathy. Until recently, there were limited therapeutic options for ATTR. However, new therapeutics including tafamidis, patisiran, and inotersen increase both quality and length of life of patients with ATTR. This review details the chronological development of ATTR therapies through landmark clinical trials. In addition, we discuss emerging ATTR therapies including improvements in drug delivery methods, antibodies to break-down deposited amyloid fibrils, and gene-editing. ATTR is a prime example of how an understanding of the pathophysiological basis of disease can lead to effective therapies. The future of ATTR therapy is bright with every reason to believe outcomes will continue to improve.

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