Investigated for use/treatment in HIV infection and viral infection.
Mechanism of action
INCB9471 is an antagonist of CCR5. It works through a different mechanism of action than currently marketed oral antiviral drugs. Rather than fighting HIV inside a patient's white blood cells, it prevents the virus from entering uninfected cells by blocking its predominant entry route, the CCR5 co-receptor.
Receptor for a number of inflammatory CC-chemokines including MIP-1-alpha, MIP-1-beta and RANTES and subsequently transduces a signal by increasing the intracellular calcium ion level. May play a role in the control of granulocytic lineage proliferation or differentiation. Acts as a coreceptor (CD4 being the primary receptor) for HIV-1 R5 isolates.(Microbial infection) Acts as a receptor for hu...