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Chronic viral cardiomyopathy is a disease where the cardiac muscle is attacked by a virus and this may result in a reduction in the output of the heart (pump function) thereby causing complaints such as chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations.
Betaferon (interferon beta-1b) is marketed for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis already, but until now, it has not been proven whether it is also effective in patients with chronic viral myocardial disease.
This study will be conducted to examine the efficacy and safety of Betaferon in patients with this disease. The aim of the treatment is to eliminate the virus from the heart so that the heart function and clinical status can gradually improve.
The study has previously been posted by Schering AG, Germany. Schering AG, Germany has been renamed to Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany.
Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany is the sponsor of the trial.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Interferon beta-1b (Betaferon/Betaseron, BAY86-5046), Interferon beta-1b (Betaferon/Betaseron, BAY86-5046), Placebo, Placebo
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:50:19-0400
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Interferon secreted by leukocytes, fibroblasts, or lymphoblasts in response to viruses or interferon inducers other than mitogens, antigens, or allo-antigens. They include alpha- and beta-interferons (INTERFERON-ALPHA and INTERFERON-BETA).
A ubiquitously expressed heterodimeric receptor that is specific for both INTERFERON-ALPHA and INTERFERON-BETA. It is composed of two subunits referred to as IFNAR1 and IFNAR2. The IFNAR2 subunit is believed to serve as the ligand-binding chain; however both chains are required for signal transduction. The interferon alpha-beta receptor signals through the action of JANUS KINASES such as the TYK2 KINASE.
An interferon regulatory factor that binds upstream TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATORY ELEMENTS in the GENES for INTERFERON-ALPHA and INTERFERON-BETA. It functions as a transcriptional activator for the INTERFERON TYPE I genes.
An interferon beta-1 subtype that has a methionine at position 1, a cysteine at position 17, and is glycosylated at position 80. It functions as an ANTI-VIRAL AGENT and IMMUNOMODULATOR and is used to manage the symptoms of RELAPSING-REMITTING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.
A non-glycosylated form of interferon beta-1 that has a serine at position 17. It is used in the treatment of both RELAPSING-REMITTING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS and CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.
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