APN01 for COVID-19
APN01 has been reported as potentially beneficial for treatment of COVID-19. We have not reviewed these studies. See all other treatments.
Clinical grade ACE2 as a universal agent to block SARS-CoV-2 variants, bioRxiv, doi:10.1101/2021.09.10.459744 ,
AbstractThe recent emergence of multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants has caused considerable concern due to reduced vaccine efficacy and escape from neutralizing antibody therapeutics. It is therefore paramount to develop therapeutic strategies that inhibit all known and future SARS-CoV-2 variants. Here we report that all SARS-CoV-2 variants analyzed, including variants of concern (VOC) Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta, exhibit enhanced binding affinity to clinical grade and phase 2 tested recombinant human soluble ACE2 (APN01). Importantly, soluble ACE2 neutralized infection of VeroE6 cells and human lung epithelial cells by multiple VOC strains with markedly enhanced potency when compared to reference SARS-CoV-2 isolates. Effective inhibition of infections with SARS-CoV-2 variants was validated and confirmed in two independent laboratories. These data show that SARS-CoV-2 variants that have emerged around the world, including current VOC and several variants of interest, can be inhibited by soluble ACE2, providing proof of principle of a pan-SARS-CoV-2 therapeutic.
COVID-19 signalome: Potential therapeutic interventions, Cellular Signalling, doi:10.1016/j.cellsig.2022.110559 ,
Drugs for COVID-19 Treatment: A New Challenge, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, doi:10.1007/s12010-023-04439-4 ,
Potential treatments of COVID-19: Drug repurposing and therapeutic interventions, Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, doi:10.1016/j.jphs.2023.02.004 ,
Potential Therapeutic Options for COVID-19: Current Status, Challenges, and Future Perspectives, Frontiers in Pharmacology, doi:10.3389/fphar.2020.572870 ,
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