belatacept   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 6892

Synonyms: BMS-224818 | LEA29Y | Nulojix®
Approved drug Immunopharmacology Ligand
belatacept is an approved drug (FDA (2011), EMA (2011))
Comment: A recombinant protein fusing the extracellular domain of human cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) to the modified Fc (hinge, CH2, and CH3 domains) portion of human immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1). CTLA-4 is essential for T-cell co-activation.
Belatecept differs from abatacept by only 2 amino acids.
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Immunopharmacology Comments
Approved for prophylaxis of organ rejection after kidney transplant.
Immunopharmacology Disease
Disease X-Refs Comment References
Allograft rejection Approved drug for the prophylaxis of organ rejection after kidney transplant in EBV-exposed patients.