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This protocol represents the second in human study of TUTI-16, and is being conducted to continue to gather safety and human immunogenicity (anti-HIV-1 Tat titers) data of subcutaneously administered TUTI-16.
HIV-1 Tat protein, a virally encoded toxin, is secreted by HIV-1 infected cells and acts on uninfected cells, rendering them permissive for HIV-1 replication. HIV-1 Tat enhances chronic viral replication and induces immune suppression. Antibodies to Tat inhibit this Tat-mediated transcellular activation in vitro and minimize chronic plasma viremia. HIV-1 Tat activities can be blocked in vitro and in vivo by anti-Tat antibodies.
The Thymon Universal Tat Immunogen (TUTI-16) is a fully synthetic, self-adjuvanting lipopeptide vaccine that is water soluble and administered by subcutaneous injection. In preclinical studies, a priming dose and a three week boost in rats induced a high titer antibody response to the eight known distinct epitope variants of HIV-1 Tat protein. These antibodies block the function of the HIV-1 Tat protein (toxin), which is essential to the maintenance of chronic HIV-1 viremia. Therefore, TUTI-16 has potential as a therapeutic vaccine for HIV-1 in humans.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Conant Medical Group
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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:55-0400
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