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Drug Names(s): CTLA4-IgG4m
Description: RG2077 is a recombinant protein of CTLA4 (cytolytic-T-lymphocyte associated antigen-4) fused to the heavy chain constant region of the human immunoglobulin of the IgG4 isotype. The gene sequence encoding the immunoglobulin portion has been altered to remove the functional properties of binding the Fc receptor and fixation of complement.
CTLA4 is a key regulator of the normal activity of the immune system that turns off an immune response after it has successfully cleared an infection. Animal and human studies have suggested that a soluble form of CTLA4 (CTLA4-Ig) may be useful in treating autoimmune diseases and preventing organ transplant rejection.
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