Recombinant Bacterial ACE2 Receptors-like Enzyme

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Identification

Generic Name
Recombinant Bacterial ACE2 Receptors-like Enzyme
DrugBank Accession Number
DB15741
Background

B38-CAP is structured as a carboxypeptidase and derived from Paenibacillus sp. The molecule, an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2)-like enzyme, shares structural similarities to the mammalian ACE2. B38-CAP is an ACE2-like enzyme which decreases angiotensin II levels. It is being investigated for treating hypertension, myocardial fibrosis, and cardiac dysfunction.

Type
Biotech
Groups
Investigational
Biologic Classification
Protein Based Therapies
Recombinant Enzymes
Protein Chemical Formula
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Protein Average Weight
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Sequences
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Synonyms
  • B38-CAP
  • rbACE2
External IDs
  • Recombinant Bacterial ACE2 Receptors-like Enzyme

Pharmacology

Indication

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Pharmacology
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Contraindications
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Pharmacodynamics

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Mechanism of action

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) is a recently discovered enzyme that degrades Angiotensin II (known as Ang 1-8) into Ang1-7. Angiotensin II exerts actions like inflammation, ROS production, and vasoconstriction, and is implicated in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Its conversion to Ang1-7 by ACE2 contrasts these actions as Ang1-7 promotes vasodilation, anti-inflammation, and NO release, attenuating tissue injury, including ARDS-associated injury. Additional administration of ACE2 by way of a recombinant protein is thought to aid in conversion of excessive Ang1-8 associated with ARDS into Ang1-7, and help reduce the depelatory effects of the renin-angiotensin system. This compound, as such, is being investigated for lung injury and ARDS associated with COVID-19.

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

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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. Minato T, Nirasawa S, Sato T, Yamaguchi T, Hoshizaki M, Inagaki T, Nakahara K, Yoshihashi T, Ozawa R, Yokota S, Natsui M, Koyota S, Yoshiya T, Yoshizawa-Kumagaye K, Motoyama S, Gotoh T, Nakaoka Y, Penninger JM, Watanabe H, Imai Y, Takahashi S, Kuba K: B38-CAP is a bacteria-derived ACE2-like enzyme that suppresses hypertension and cardiac dysfunction. Nat Commun. 2020 Feb 26;11(1):1058. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-14867-z. [Article]
  2. Khan A, Benthin C, Zeno B, Albertson TE, Boyd J, Christie JD, Hall R, Poirier G, Ronco JJ, Tidswell M, Hardes K, Powley WM, Wright TJ, Siederer SK, Fairman DA, Lipson DA, Bayliffe AI, Lazaar AL: A pilot clinical trial of recombinant human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Crit Care. 2017 Sep 7;21(1):234. doi: 10.1186/s13054-017-1823-x. [Article]
  3. Haschke M, Schuster M, Poglitsch M, Loibner H, Salzberg M, Bruggisser M, Penninger J, Krahenbuhl S: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of recombinant human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 in healthy human subjects. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2013 Sep;52(9):783-92. doi: 10.1007/s40262-013-0072-7. [Article]
  4. NCBI MedGen: Recombinant Human Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 APN01 [Link]
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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
PhaseStatusPurposeConditionsCount
1Not Yet RecruitingTreatmentCoronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID‑19)1
1Not Yet RecruitingTreatmentCoronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID‑19) / COVID1

Pharmacoeconomics

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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
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Experimental Properties
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Drug created on August 11, 2020 21:00 / Updated on August 13, 2020 07:02