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Identification
NameCintredekin Besudotox
Accession NumberDB05305
TypeBiotech
GroupsInvestigational
Description

Cintredekin besudotox has been developed as a specific tumor-targeting agent, which is administered by positive-pressure convection-enhanced delivery (CED) directly to brain tissue at risk for residual infiltrating glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) after tumor resection. cintredekin besudotox is made from a human protein, Interleukin 13 (IL13), linked to a bacterial toxin, Pseudomonas exotoxin (PE). The IL13 portion binds to receptors on the tumor.

Protein structureNo structure small
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Categories
UNIIZL04JX89M7
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Taxonomy
DescriptionNot Available
KingdomOrganic Compounds
Super ClassOrganic Acids
ClassCarboxylic Acids and Derivatives
Sub ClassAmino Acids, Peptides, and Analogues
Direct ParentPeptides
Alternative ParentsNot Available
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Pharmacology
IndicationInvestigated for use/treatment in brain cancer.
PharmacodynamicsNot Available
Mechanism of actionA recombinant chimeric protein with potent antitumor activity. Cintredekin besudotox is composed of interleukin-13 (IL13), a pleiotropic immunoregulatory cytokine, linked to a mutated form of pseudomonas exotoxin A; this agent targets and kills tumor cells that express the IL13 receptor (IL13R). The IL13 moiety attaches to the IL13R on the tumor cell membrane, facilitating the entry of the exotoxin. The exotoxin moiety induces caspase-mediated apoptosis of tumor cells via a mechanism involving mitochondrial damage; it also catalyzes the transfer of ADP ribose from nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) to elongation factor-2 in eukaryotic cells, thereby inactivating elongation factor 2 and inhibiting protein synthesis.
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Affected organisms
  • Humans and other mammals
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Properties
StateLiquid
Experimental PropertiesNot Available
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
General References
  1. Kunwar S, Prados MD, Chang SM, Berger MS, Lang FF, Piepmeier JM, Sampson JH, Ram Z, Gutin PH, Gibbons RD, Aldape KD, Croteau DJ, Sherman JW, Puri RK: Direct intracerebral delivery of cintredekin besudotox (IL13-PE38QQR) in recurrent malignant glioma: a report by the Cintredekin Besudotox Intraparenchymal Study Group. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Mar 1;25(7):837-44. [PubMed:17327604 ]
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Targets

Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
unknown
General Function:
Interleukin-13 receptor binding
Specific Function:
Cytokine. Inhibits inflammatory cytokine production. Synergizes with IL2 in regulating interferon-gamma synthesis. May be critical in regulating inflammatory and immune responses.
Gene Name:
IL13
Uniprot ID:
P35225
Molecular Weight:
15815.585 Da
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Drug created on November 18, 2007 11:23 / Updated on March 14, 2016 10:00