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This is a placebo-controlled clinical trial to assess the feasibility, efficacy and safety of a combination of lopinavir/ritonavir and Interferon beta-1b in hospitalized patients with MERS.
The aim of this study is to investigate the feasibility , efficacy and safety of lopinavir /ritonavir and recombinant Interferon beta-1b combination given with optimal supportive care compared to placebo with optimal supportive care for patients with laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV infection requiring hospital admission.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Combination of Lopinavir /Ritonavir and Interferon beta-1b, Placebo
Intensive Care Unit, King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs
Not yet recruiting
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-07-28T03:38:21-0400
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An HIV protease inhibitor used in a fixed-dose combination with RITONAVIR. It is also an inhibitor of CYTOCHROME P-450 CYP3A.
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.
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