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Identification

Generic Name
Tertomotide
DrugBank Accession Number
DB12747
Background

Tertomotide is under investigation in clinical trial NCT01223209 (A Study, Combination, Immunologic Study of LTX-315 as adjunct to tertomotide in Patients Following Curative Surgery for Carcinoma). It is a peptide vaccine that activates the immune system so that it recognizes and kills cancer cells. It is being developed by Pharmexa A/S.

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
  • Tertomotide
External IDs
  • GV 1001
  • GV1001

Pharmacology

Indication

Not Available

Pharmacology
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Contraindications & Blackbox Warnings
Contraindications
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Pharmacodynamics

Tertomotide is a peptide vaccine that activates the immune system so that it recognises and kills cancer cells.

Mechanism of action

Tertomotide targets an enzyme called telomerase. Telomerase is seldom found in normal cell types but is overexpressed in most cancer cells.

TargetActionsOrganism
UTelomerase reverse transcriptaseNot 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
Not Available
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
55R7RG342O
CAS number
915019-08-8

References

General References
  1. Brunsvig PF, Aamdal S, Gjertsen MK, Kvalheim G, Markowski-Grimsrud CJ, Sve I, Dyrhaug M, Trachsel S, Moller M, Eriksen JA, Gaudernack G: Telomerase peptide vaccination: a phase I/II study in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2006 Dec;55(12):1553-64. Epub 2006 Feb 21. [Article]
  2. Kokhaei P, Palma M, Hansson L, Osterborg A, Mellstedt H, Choudhury A: Telomerase (hTERT 611-626) serves as a tumor antigen in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia and generates spontaneously antileukemic, cytotoxic T cells. Exp Hematol. 2007 Feb;35(2):297-304. [Article]
  3. Bernhardt SL, Gjertsen MK, Trachsel S, Moller M, Eriksen JA, Meo M, Buanes T, Gaudernack G: Telomerase peptide vaccination of patients with non-resectable pancreatic cancer: A dose escalating phase I/II study. Br J Cancer. 2006 Dec 4;95(11):1474-82. Epub 2006 Oct 24. [Article]
PubChem Substance
347911372

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
PhaseStatusPurposeConditionsCount
3CompletedTreatmentMalignant Neoplasm of Pancreas1
3TerminatedTreatmentAdvanced Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer1
3Unknown StatusTreatmentInoperable Stage III Non-small Cell Lung Cancer1
3Unknown StatusTreatmentMalignant Neoplasm of Pancreas1
2CompletedTreatmentAlzheimer's Disease (AD)1
2CompletedTreatmentBenign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)1
2CompletedTreatmentHepatocellular Carcinoma1
2Not Yet RecruitingTreatmentMild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease1
2Not Yet RecruitingTreatmentModerate Alzheimer's Disease1
1CompletedNot AvailableCarcinoma1

Pharmacoeconomics

Manufacturers
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Packagers
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Dosage Forms
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Prices
Not Available
Patents
Not Available

Properties

State
Not Available
Experimental Properties
Not Available

Targets

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Kind
Protein
Organism
Humans
Pharmacological action
Unknown
General Function
Trna binding
Specific Function
Telomerase is a ribonucleoprotein enzyme essential for the replication of chromosome termini in most eukaryotes. Active in progenitor and cancer cells. Inactive, or very low activity, in normal som...
Gene Name
TERT
Uniprot ID
O14746
Uniprot Name
Telomerase reverse transcriptase
Molecular Weight
126995.435 Da
References
  1. Kokhaei P, Palma M, Hansson L, Osterborg A, Mellstedt H, Choudhury A: Telomerase (hTERT 611-626) serves as a tumor antigen in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia and generates spontaneously antileukemic, cytotoxic T cells. Exp Hematol. 2007 Feb;35(2):297-304. [Article]

Drug created at October 21, 2016 00:01 / Updated at February 21, 2021 18:53