Identification

Generic Name
G207
DrugBank Accession Number
DB05827
Background

G207 is cancer-killing viruses, so-called oncolytic viruses, for the treatment of various forms of cancer developed by MediGene AG. These viruses are specific herpes simplex viruses, or HSVs, generally known as the cause of cold sores. MediGene uses these viruses, however, in a modified and "disarmed" form in order to make them utilizable as a therapeutic agent in humans.

Type
Biotech
Groups
Investigational
Biologic Classification
Protein Based Therapies
Other protein based therapies
Protein Chemical Formula
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Protein Average Weight
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Sequences
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Synonyms
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Pharmacology

Indication

Investigated for use/treatment in brain cancer.

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Pharmacodynamics

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Mechanism of action

G207, Cancer killing viruses are modified to make them utilizable as a therapeutic agent in human by switching off certain genes that normally enable the virus to multiply in healthy cells, which would destroy these cells. As a result of this genetic modification, the HSVs are able to reproduce in tumor cells solely, since only this offer an environment that compensates for the loss of the removed viral genes. Consequently, the virus is able to replicate in the tumor cells, selectively destroying them without harming healthy tissue.

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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Categories

Drug Categories
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Chemical TaxonomyProvided by Classyfire
Description
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Kingdom
Organic Compounds
Super Class
Organic Acids
Class
Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives
Sub Class
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Analogues
Direct Parent
Peptides
Alternative Parents
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Substituents
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Molecular Framework
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External Descriptors
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Affected organisms
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Chemical Identifiers

UNII
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CAS number
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References

General References
  1. Todo T: Oncolytic virus therapy using genetically engineered herpes simplex viruses. Front Biosci. 2008 Jan 1;13:2060-4. [Article]
  2. Radbill AE, Reddy AT, Markert JM, Wyss JM, Pike MM, Akella NS, Bharara N, Gillespie GY: Effects of G207, a conditionally replication-competent oncolytic herpes simplex virus, on the developing mammalian brain. J Neurovirol. 2007 Apr;13(2):118-29. [Article]
PubChem Substance
347910253
Wikipedia
G207

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
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Drug created at November 18, 2007 18:28 / Updated at June 12, 2020 16:52