Identification

Name
MYO-029
Accession Number
DB05915
Description

MYO-029 is a human anti-GDF-8 monoclonal antibody, which is being developed to treat muscle-wasting diseases including muscular dystrophy and age-related sarcopenia.

Type
Biotech
Groups
Investigational
Biologic Classification
Protein Based Therapies
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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 muscular dystrophy.

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Pharmacodynamics
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Mechanism of action

MYO-029 is used to treat muscular dystrophy. It binds to and inhibit the activity of myostatin (growth and differentiation factor 8 or GDF-8), a protein that prevents skeletal muscle formation. Muscular dystrophy is characterized by a progressive wasting and weakening of muscle fibers. The disorder can be classified into six major types, all of which are inherited. The common feature of these disorders is absence of one of several proteins involved in linking F-actin (a muscle fiber component) to the sheath of tissue surrounding the fiber.

TargetActionsOrganism
UGrowth/differentiation factor 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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Toxicity
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Affected organisms
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Pathways
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Pharmacogenomic Effects/ADRs
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Interactions

Drug Interactions
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DrugInteraction
AbciximabThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Abciximab is combined with MYO-029.
AdalimumabThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Adalimumab is combined with MYO-029.
AlemtuzumabThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Alemtuzumab is combined with MYO-029.
AlirocumabThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when MYO-029 is combined with Alirocumab.
Anthrax immune globulin humanThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when MYO-029 is combined with Anthrax immune globulin human.
Antilymphocyte immunoglobulin (horse)The risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when MYO-029 is combined with Antilymphocyte immunoglobulin (horse).
Antithymocyte immunoglobulin (rabbit)The risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Antithymocyte immunoglobulin (rabbit) is combined with MYO-029.
Asfotase alfaThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when MYO-029 is combined with Asfotase alfa.
AtezolizumabThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when MYO-029 is combined with Atezolizumab.
AtoltivimabThe risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when MYO-029 is combined with Atoltivimab.
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Food Interactions
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Categories

Drug Categories
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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Chemical Identifiers

UNII
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CAS number
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References

General References
  1. Wagner KR, Fleckenstein JL, Amato AA, Barohn RJ, Bushby K, Escolar DM, Flanigan KM, Pestronk A, Tawil R, Wolfe GI, Eagle M, Florence JM, King WM, Pandya S, Straub V, Juneau P, Meyers K, Csimma C, Araujo T, Allen R, Parsons SA, Wozney JM, Lavallie ER, Mendell JR: A phase I/IItrial of MYO-029 in adult subjects with muscular dystrophy. Ann Neurol. 2008 May;63(5):561-71. doi: 10.1002/ana.21338. [PubMed:18335515]
  2. Sunada Y: [Therapeutic strategies for muscular dystrophy by myostatin inhibition]. Rinsho Shinkeigaku. 2006 Nov;46(11):942-4. [PubMed:17432227]
  3. Bogdanovich S, Krag TO, Barton ER, Morris LD, Whittemore LA, Ahima RS, Khurana TS: Functional improvement of dystrophic muscle by myostatin blockade. Nature. 2002 Nov 28;420(6914):418-21. [PubMed:12459784]
PubChem Substance
347910311
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MYO-029

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
PhaseStatusPurposeConditionsCount
1CompletedHealth Services ResearchHealthy Volunteers1
1, 2CompletedTreatmentBecker's Muscular Dystrophy (BMD) / Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy / Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophies1

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

Targets

Kind
Protein
Organism
Humans
Pharmacological action
Unknown
General Function
Transforming growth factor beta receptor binding
Specific Function
Acts specifically as a negative regulator of skeletal muscle growth.
Gene Name
MSTN
Uniprot ID
O14793
Uniprot Name
Growth/differentiation factor 8
Molecular Weight
42749.8 Da

Drug created on November 18, 2007 11:28 / Updated on June 12, 2020 10:52

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