Fabry Disease (FD) is a rare, X-linked, lysosomal storage disease that mainly causes renal, cardiac and cerebral complications. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with recombinant alphagalactosidase A is available, but approximately 50% of male patients with classical FD develop inhibiting anti-drug antibodies (iADAs) that lead to reduced biochemical responses and an accelerated loss of renal function. Once immunization has occurred, iADAs tend to persist and tolerization is hard to achieve. Here we developed a pre-treatment prediction model for iADA development in FD using existing data from 120 classical male FD patients from three European centers, treated with ERT. We found that nonsense and frameshift mutations in the α-galactosidase A gene (p = 0.05), higher plasma lysoGb3 at baseline (p < 0.001) and agalsidase beta as first treatment (p = 0.006) were significantly associated with iADA development. Prediction performance of a Random Forest model, using multiple variables (AUC-ROC: 0.77) was compared to a logistic regression (LR) model using the three significantly associated variables (AUC-ROC: 0.77). The LR model can be used to determine iADA risk in individual FD patients prior to treatment initiation. This helps to determine in which patients adjusted treatment and/or immunomodulatory regimes may be considered to minimize iADA development risk.

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doi.org/10.3390/ijms21165784, hdl.handle.net/1765/129640
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Department of Medical Informatics

van der Veen, S.J. (Sanne J.), Vlietstra, W. J., van Dussen, L. (Laura), van Kuilenburg, A., Dijkgraaf, M., Lenders, M. (Malte), … Langeveld, M. (2020). Predicting the development of anti-drug antibodies against recombinant alpha-galactosidase a in male patients with classical fabry disease. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(16), 1–14. doi:10.3390/ijms21165784