Identification

Generic Name
VIR201
DrugBank Accession Number
DB05110
Background

is an experimental therapeutic vaccine currently in clinical trial. The aim of therapeutic vaccines is to augment the body's immune response to HIV and to delay or prevent progression to AIDS.

Type
Biotech
Groups
Investigational
Biologic Classification
Protein Based Therapies
Other protein based therapies
Protein Chemical Formula
Not Available
Protein Average Weight
Not Available
Sequences
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Synonyms
Not Available

Pharmacology

Indication

Investigated for use/treatment in HIV infection.

Pharmacology
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Contraindications & Blackbox Warnings
Contraindications
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Pharmacodynamics

Not Available

Mechanism of action

VIR201 uses DNA vaccine technology called Co-X-Gene in which HIV and human genetic material have been grafted on to a harmless fowlpox virus. This fowlpox vector carries genetic material for HIV proteins gag and pol. The aim of this component of the vaccine is to stimulate HIV-specific immune responses in people who have very low levels of HIV in their blood due to antiretroviral therapy. The vaccine also carries genetic material to stimulate the cytokine or immune system messenger called interferon gamma which is associated with delayed disease progression. The aim of this second component of the vaccine is to boost levels of interferon gamma and improve immune functioning.

TargetActionsOrganism
UInterferon gammaNot AvailableHumans
Absorption

Not Available

Volume of distribution

Not Available

Protein binding

Not Available

Metabolism
Not Available
Route of elimination

Not Available

Half-life

Not Available

Clearance

Not Available

Adverse Effects
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Toxicity

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Pathways
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Pharmacogenomic Effects/ADRs
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Interactions

Drug Interactions
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Food Interactions
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Categories

Drug Categories
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Chemical TaxonomyProvided by Classyfire
Description
Not Available
Kingdom
Organic Compounds
Super Class
Organic Acids
Class
Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
Sub Class
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Analogues
Direct Parent
Peptides
Alternative Parents
Not Available
Substituents
Not Available
Molecular Framework
Not Available
External Descriptors
Not Available
Affected organisms
Not Available

Chemical Identifiers

UNII
Not Available
CAS number
Not Available

References

General References
Not Available
PubChem Substance
347909950

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
PhaseStatusPurposeConditionsCount

Pharmacoeconomics

Manufacturers
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Packagers
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Dosage Forms
Not Available
Prices
Not Available
Patents
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Properties

State
Solid
Experimental Properties
Not Available

Targets

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Kind
Protein
Organism
Humans
Pharmacological action
Unknown
General Function
Interferon-gamma receptor binding
Specific Function
Produced by lymphocytes activated by specific antigens or mitogens. IFN-gamma, in addition to having antiviral activity, has important immunoregulatory functions. It is a potent activator of macrop...
Gene Name
IFNG
Uniprot ID
P01579
Uniprot Name
Interferon gamma
Molecular Weight
19348.165 Da

Drug created at October 21, 2007 22:23 / Updated at June 12, 2020 16:52