peginterferon alfa-2b   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 7462

Synonyms: PegIntron® | Sylatron®
Approved drug Immunopharmacology Ligand
peginterferon alfa-2b is an approved drug (EMA (2000), FDA (2001))
Comment: Peginterferon alfa-2b is a pegylated interferon protein. Conjugation with polyethylene glycol (PEG) is a strategy commonly used to protect peptide drugs from in vivo proteolytic breakdown to increase their biological half-life and duration of action.
Peginterferon alfa-2b is on the World Health Organisation's List of Essential Medicines. Click here to access the pdf version of the WHO's 21st Essential Medicines list (2019).
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Compound class Peptide or derivative
Approved drug? Yes (EMA (2000), FDA (2001))
WHO Essential Medicine WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (21st List, 2019). Access PDF version.
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INN number INN
7909 peginterferon alfa-2b
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PegIntron® | Sylatron®
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Specialist databases
IMGT/mAb-DB 627
Other databases
ChEMBL Ligand CHEMBL1201561
DrugBank Ligand DB00022
GtoPdb PubChem SID 187051765
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