VX 765, is designed to inhibit Caspase, which is an enzyme that controls the generation of two cytokines, IL-1b and IL-18. VX-765 has been shown to inhibit acute seizures in preclinical models. In addition, VX-765 has shown activity in preclinical models of chronic epilepsy. VX-765 had been dosed in over 100 patients in phase-I and phase-IIa clinical trials relating to other diseases, including a 28-day phase-IIa clinical trial in patients with psoriasis. It has completed the treatment phase of a phase-IIa clinical trial of VX-765 that enrolled approximately 75 patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy. The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial was designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability and clinical activity of VX-765.
CAS Number: 273404-37-8
Molecular Weight: 509.00
Chemical Name: (S)-1-((S)-2-(4-amino-3-chlorobenzamido)-3,3-dimethylbutanoyl)-N-((2R,3S)-2-ethoxy-5-oxotetrahydrofuran-3-yl)pyrrolidine-2-carboxamide
Appearance: Solid Power.
Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)
Solubility: soluble in DMSO, not soluble in water.
Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis
Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
Shelf Life: ≥360 days if stored properly.
Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
Drug Formulation: To be determined.
HS Tariff Code: 382200
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VX 765 reduces inflammatory response in murine models of inflammatory disease. VX 765 (50-200 mg/kg) significantly reduces serum IL-1β levels by as much as 60%. It is noteworthy that the effect of VX 765 on the release of IL-1β induced by LPS reached a plateau at 100 mg/kg. VX 765 (25-100 mg/kg × 2) significantly reduces ear edema. VX 765 also dose-dependently reduces the concentrations of cytokines, chemokines, and inflammatory mediators in the ear biopsy samples. VX 765 (25-200 mg/kg) significantly delays the time to seizure onset by 1.5- to twofold (p<0.01), reduces the number of seizures by 40% (p<0.01) and the total time spent in EEG seizure activity by 30 to 50% (p<0.01).
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- Maroso M, Balosso S, Ravizza T, Iori V, Wright CI, French J, Vezzani A. Interleukin-1β biosynthesis inhibition reduces acute seizures and drug resistant chronic epileptic activity in mice. Neurotherapeutics. 2011 Apr;8(2):304-15. doi: 10.1007/s13311-011-0039-z. PubMed PMID: 21431948; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3101825.
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