Identification

Generic Name
Ciliary neurotrophic factor
DrugBank Accession Number
DB05344
Background

Ciliary neurotrophic factor (NT-501) is Neurotech's lead product which is in two Phase II/III clinical trials for the treatment of visual loss associated with retinitis pigmentosa and a Phase II trial for the treatment of the dry form of age-related macular degeneration. Neurotech is also evaluating other factors that can be used with its proprietary delivery technology, Encapsulated Cell Technology (ECT), to treat additional retinal diseases.

Type
Biotech
Groups
Investigational
Biologic Classification
Protein Based Therapies
Other protein based therapies
Protein Chemical Formula
Not Available
Protein Average Weight
Not Available
Sequences
Not Available
Synonyms
  • Ciliary neurotrophic factor (human)
  • Human ciliary neurotrophic factor
  • Human CNTF

Pharmacology

Indication

Investigated for use/treatment in eye disorders/infections, macular degeneration, and retinal disorders (unspecified).

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Pharmacodynamics

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Mechanism of action

NT-501 is an intraocular, cell containing polymer implant designed to provide the continuous, long-term release of the therapeutic protein, Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor (CNTF), directly into the back of the eye by means of the Company's proprietary Encapsulated Cell Technology (ECT).

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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Not Available
Food Interactions
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Categories

Drug Categories
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
CR102F038W
CAS number
133423-39-9

References

General References
  1. Thanos CG, Bell WJ, O'Rourke P, Kauper K, Sherman S, Stabila P, Tao W: Sustained secretion of ciliary neurotrophic factor to the vitreous, using the encapsulated cell therapy-based NT-501 intraocular device. Tissue Eng. 2004 Nov-Dec;10(11-12):1617-22. [Article]
PubChem Substance
347910092
Wikipedia
Ciliary_neurotrophic_factor

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
PhaseStatusPurposeConditionsCount
2CompletedTreatmentIdiopathic Juxtafoveal Telangiectasia1
2CompletedTreatmentMacular Telangiectasia Type 21
1CompletedTreatmentIdiopathic Juxtafoveal Telangiectasia1
1CompletedTreatmentRetinitis Pigmentosa (RP)1

Pharmacoeconomics

Manufacturers
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Packagers
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Dosage Forms
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Prices
Not Available
Patents
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Properties

State
Solid
Experimental Properties
Not Available

Drug created at November 18, 2007 18:24 / Updated at June 12, 2020 16:52