evolocumab   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 7343

Synonyms: AMG-145 | AMG145 | Repatha®
Approved drug
evolocumab is an approved drug (EMA & FDA (2015))
Compound class: Antibody
Comment: Evolocumab is a clinically approved anti-PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9) monoclonal antibody. Peptide sequences for this antibody are available from its IMGT/mAb-DB link. The development and discovery of this antibody is described in patent US8030457, where SEQ IDs 23 and 49 comprising clone 21B12 light and heavy chain variable regions respectively, match the peptide sequences in the INN record for evolocumab.
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Statins upregulate PCSK9, the gene encoding the proprotein convertase neural apoptosis-regulated convertase-1 implicated in familial hypercholesterolemia.
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Antigen binding proteins to proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9).
Patent number: US8030457. Assignee: Amgen, Inc.. Priority date: 23/08/2007. Publication date: 04/10/2011.
4. Sabatine MS, Giugliano RP, Wiviott SD, Raal FJ, Blom DJ, Robinson J, Ballantyne CM, Somaratne R, Legg J, Wasserman SM et al.. (2015)
Efficacy and safety of evolocumab in reducing lipids and cardiovascular events.
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