Identification

Generic Name
MDX-018
DrugBank Accession Number
DB05484
Background

MDX-018, also known as HuMax-Inflam, is a fully human antibody that is directed to IL-8 (interleukin-8) and may have potential application in oncology and inflammation. Trials will initially focus on studies to treat glioblastoma, a cancer of the central nervous system. Other possible indications include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pustular dermatoses. In pre-clinical studies, HuMax-Inflam has been shown to inhibit tumor growth in tumor models using primary human tumors in immunodeficient mice. HuMax-Inflam was also effective in reducing disease activity in palmoplantar pustulosis patients in a clinical study.

Type
Small Molecule
Groups
Investigational
Synonyms
Not Available

Pharmacology

Indication

Investigated for use/treatment in autoimmune diseases and inflammatory disorders (unspecified).

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Pharmacodynamics

MDX-018 is a fully human anti-inflammatory antibody for the treatment of Autoimmune Disease. The drug inhibits tumour growth by targetting interleukin-8 (IL-8), a major inflammation mediator. It reduces disease activity in palmoplantar pustulosis patients and is also effective in the treatment of glioblastoma, which has a very low survival rate.

Mechanism of action

he drug inhibits tumour growth by targetting interleukin-8 (IL-8), a major inflammation mediator.

TargetActionsOrganism
UInterleukin-8Not AvailableHumans
Absorption

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Volume of distribution

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Protein binding

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Metabolism
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Route of elimination

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Half-life

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Clearance

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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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HuMax-Inflam

Categories

Drug Categories
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Classification
Not classified
Affected organisms
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Chemical Identifiers

UNII
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CAS number
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InChI Key
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InChI
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IUPAC Name
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SMILES
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References

General References
Not Available
PubChem Substance
347910166

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
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Pharmacoeconomics

Manufacturers
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Packagers
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Dosage Forms
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Prices
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Patents
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Properties

State
Solid
Experimental Properties
Not Available
Predicted Properties
Not Available
Predicted ADMET Features
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Spectra

Mass Spec (NIST)
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Spectra
Not Available

Targets

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Kind
Protein
Organism
Humans
Pharmacological action
Unknown
General Function
Interleukin-8 receptor binding
Specific Function
IL-8 is a chemotactic factor that attracts neutrophils, basophils, and T-cells, but not monocytes. It is also involved in neutrophil activation. It is released from several cell types in response t...
Gene Name
CXCL8
Uniprot ID
P10145
Uniprot Name
Interleukin-8
Molecular Weight
11097.98 Da

Drug created at November 18, 2007 18:25 / Updated at June 12, 2020 16:52