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Mechanism of ActionXELJANZ® (tofacitinib) is a pharmacological class of small molecules with a simultaneous effect on multiple mediators of inflammation and an oral formulation called Janus Kinase (JAK) Inhibitors1

The oral route of administration, the short half-life, and the fast onset of action are key advantages of JAK inhibitors.The development and application of JAK inhibitors are a breakthrough in the treatment of autoimmune diseases.JAK inhibitors have the potential to deliver prolonged efficacy and clinically meaningful patient benefits.6

ReferencesFavalli EG, Matucci-Cerinic M, Szekanecz Z. The Giants (biologicals) against the Pigmies (small molecules), pros and cons of two different approaches to the disease modifying treatment in rheumatoid arthritis. Autoimmunity Reviews 2020;19(1):102421.Shuai K, Liu B. Regulation of JAK-STAT signalling in the immune system. Nat Rev Immunol 2003;3(11):900-11.Ferrante M, Sabino J. Efficacy of JAK inhibitors in Ulcerative Colitis. Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis 2020;14(2):S737-S745.Hodge JA, Kawabata TT, Krishnaswami S, et al. The mechanism of action of tofacitinib–an oral Janus kinase inhibitor for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016;34(2):318-328.Chen M, Dai S. A novel treatment for psoriatic arthritis: Janus kinase inhibitors. Chinese Medical Journal 2020;133(8):959–967.Danese S, Grisham M, Hodge J, et al. JAK inhibition using tofacitinib for inflammatory bowel disease treatment: a hub for multiple inflammatory cytokines. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 2016;310(3):G155-62
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