enokizumab   

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 8934

Synonyms: 7F3com-2H2 | MEDI-528 | MEDI528
Compound class: Antibody
Comment: Enokizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting interleukin 9 (IL-9), being investigated for its immunomodulatory potential.
Peptide sequences for this antibody are available from its IMGT/mAb-DB record.
BLAST peptide searches using the variable regions of the heavy and light chains of the antibody reveal exact matches with sequences submitted with patent US7354584 [5], which correspond to antibody construct 7F3com-2H2 therein..
Immunopharmacology Comments
This antibody targets the IL-9 signalling pathway and is to designed to decrease asthmatic airway inflammation [3]. Phase I dose-escalation safety trial results are reported in [6] and Phase 2 results in asthmatic patients reported in [4] and [2]. Enokizumab in addition to existing asthma controller medications did not cause improvement in the any of the predetermined endpoints set in the clinical trial design. This lack of efficacy may be due to the heterogeneous nature of asthma and a failure to target the subgroup of asthmatic patients most likely to benefit from anti-IL-9 therapy [1].
Immunopharmacology Disease
Disease X-Refs Comment References
Asthma Disease Ontology: DOID:2841
OMIM: 600807
Clinical candidate for asthma (maximum Phase 2).