Identification

Name
MDX-018
Accession Number
DB05484
Type
Small Molecule
Groups
Investigational
Description

MDX-018, also known as HuMax-Inflam, is a fully human antibody that is directed to IL-8 (interleukin-8) and may have potential application in oncology and inflammation. Trials will initially focus on studies to treat glioblastoma, a cancer of the central nervous system. Other possible indications include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pustular dermatoses. In pre-clinical studies, HuMax-Inflam has been shown to inhibit tumor growth in tumor models using primary human tumors in immunodeficient mice. HuMax-Inflam was also effective in reducing disease activity in palmoplantar pustulosis patients in a clinical study.

Synonyms
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International/Other Brands
HuMax-Inflam
Categories
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UNII
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CAS number
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Weight
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Chemical Formula
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InChI Key
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InChI
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IUPAC Name
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SMILES
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Pharmacology

Indication

Investigated for use/treatment in autoimmune diseases and inflammatory disorders (unspecified).

Structured Indications
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Pharmacodynamics

MDX-018 is a fully human anti-inflammatory antibody for the treatment of Autoimmune Disease. The drug inhibits tumour growth by targetting interleukin-8 (IL-8), a major inflammation mediator. It reduces disease activity in palmoplantar pustulosis patients and is also effective in the treatment of glioblastoma, which has a very low survival rate.

Mechanism of action

he drug inhibits tumour growth by targetting interleukin-8 (IL-8), a major inflammation mediator.

TargetActionsOrganism
UInterleukin-8Not AvailableHuman
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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Toxicity
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Affected organisms
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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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References

General References
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External Links
PubChem Substance
347910166

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
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Pharmacoeconomics

Manufacturers
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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
Solid
Experimental Properties
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Predicted Properties
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Predicted ADMET features
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Spectra

Mass Spec (NIST)
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Spectra
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Taxonomy

Classification
Not classified

Targets

Kind
Protein
Organism
Human
Pharmacological action
Unknown
General Function
Interleukin-8 receptor binding
Specific Function
IL-8 is a chemotactic factor that attracts neutrophils, basophils, and T-cells, but not monocytes. It is also involved in neutrophil activation. It is released from several cell types in response t...
Gene Name
CXCL8
Uniprot ID
P10145
Uniprot Name
Interleukin-8
Molecular Weight
11097.98 Da

Drug created on November 18, 2007 11:25 / Updated on November 06, 2017 06:45