Virus Specific T-Cell

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Identification

Name
Virus Specific T-Cell
Accession Number
DB15735
Description

Virus Specific T-Cells (VSTs) are a target therapy that are generated for specific viral antigens. These products are generated from virus-naive or virus-experienced autologous or allogenic sources. Antigens identified as an immune target are presented by antigen-presenting cells (APCs) to T-cells along with other molecules that stimulate their growth and activation. These T-cells are then isolated from the donor and expanded in a culture to generate more VSTs. In some cases, the cells are created from blood samples of patients who have recovered from viral infections.

Type
Biotech
Groups
Investigational
Biologic Classification
Cell transplant therapies
Autologous cell transplant / Other cell transplant therapies
Synonyms
  • HLA-matched Virus Specific T Cells
  • Partially HLA-matched Virus Specific T Cell
  • Viral Specific T-lymphocytes
  • VST
External IDs
  • Virus Specific T-Cell

Pharmacology

Indication
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Pharmacodynamics
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Mechanism of action

Administration of VSTs can provide physiological protection against specific infections, especially for patients who are immunocompromised and depleted of T-cells. VSTs are used as an immunotherapy against many infections, including Epstein-Barr virus, adenovirus, BK virus, and human herpesvirus type 6. This type of treatment is also being investigated as a therapy against SARS-Cov-2.

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Volume of distribution
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Toxicity
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Interactions

Drug Interactions
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Classification
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Chemical Identifiers

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References

General References
  1. Houghtelin A, Bollard CM: Virus-Specific T Cells for the Immunocompromised Patient. Front Immunol. 2017 Oct 11;8:1272. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.01272. eCollection 2017. [PubMed:29075259]
  2. Barrett AJ, Prockop S, Bollard CM: Virus-Specific T Cells: Broadening Applicability. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2018 Jan;24(1):13-18. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2017.10.004. Epub 2017 Oct 12. [PubMed:29032062]
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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
PhaseStatusPurposeConditionsCount
2Not Yet RecruitingTreatmentNovel Coronavirus Infectious Disease (COVID-19) / Viral Infections1
1, 2RecruitingTreatmentAdenovirus Infections / Epstein-Barr Virus Infections / Infections, Cytomegalovirus1

Pharmacoeconomics

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Properties

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Experimental Properties
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Drug created on August 11, 2020 14:16 / Updated on August 13, 2020 01:02

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