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PRO-140  Audio icon

Other Names: PA14
Drug Class: Entry Inhibitor
Registry Number: 674782-26-4 (CAS)
Company: CytoDyn, Inc.
Phase of Development: Phase IIb/III
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(Compound details obtained from ChemIDplus Advanced,1 NIAID Therapeutics Database,2 CytoDyn, Inc. website,3 and ClinicalTrials.gov4)
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Pharmacology


Mechanism of Action: HIV-1 entry inhibitor. PRO-140, a humanized IgG4 monoclonal antibody (mAb), binds to hydrophilic extracellular domains on CCR5, and via competitive mechanisms it inhibits CCR5-mediated HIV-1 viral entry, without preventing CC-chemokine signaling at antiviral concentrations.5-7 PRO-140 does not inhibit CXCR4-using viruses.8

Half-life (T½): 3.4 and 3.7 days (multiple subcutaneous [SC] doses, 162 mg and 324 mg, in HIV-infected adults)8; 3.13 and 3.33 days (single intravenous [IV] dose, 5 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg, in HIV-infected adults).9

Metabolism/Elimination: PRO-140 pharmacokinetic characteristics are consistent with a saturable, antigen-mediated clearance pathway.6

Resistance: In vitro, PRO-140 has exhibited activity against viruses resistant to maraviroc.10

Tropism shifts were observed in 5 out of 84 PRO-140-treated participants in single-dose IV or multiple-dose SC studies. Three of the 5 participants with tropism shifts were classified as having pre-existing minor variants of CXCR4-using HIV-1 (based on ES Trofile assay results), while analysis of the pre-treatment viruses of the other 2 participants is being investigated. No emergence of viral resistance to PRO-140 was observed in these studies, as indicated by Monogram assay results.11


Clinical Trials



Study Identifier: NCT0064270712
Phase: IIa
Study Purpose: Multiple-dose study to evaluate the antiviral activity, safety, and pharmacokinetics of subcutaneous (SC) PRO-140
Study Population: HIV-infected, treatment-naive or -experienced adults (with no antiretroviral therapy [ART] for at least 12 weeks); CCR5-tropic HIV at screening
Dosing: PRO-140 doses were administered as monotherapy and via SC infusion. Participants were randomized to one of the following four groups:
  • PRO-140 162 mg weekly on Days 1, 8, and 15
  • PRO-140 324 mg every 2 weeks on Days 1 and 15; placebo on Day 8
  • PRO-140 324 mg weekly on Days 1, 8, and 15
  • Placebo weekly on Days 1, 8, and 15.8,12,13
(See references cited above for information on study results.)

Study Identifier: NCT0061337914
Phase: IIa
Study Purpose: Single-dose study to evaluate the antiviral activity, safety, and pharmacokinetics of intravenous (IV) PRO-140
Study Population: HIV-infected, treatment-naive or -experienced adults (no ART for at least 12 weeks); CCR5-tropic HIV at screening
Dosing: PRO-140 5 mg/kg or 10 mg/kg monotherapy administered as a single dose via IV infusion versus placebo.9,14,15
(See references cited above for information on study results.)

Study Identifier: (1) PRO 140_CD 01; NCT02175680 and (2) PRO 140_CD 01-Extension; NCT0235518416,17
Phase: IIb
Study Purpose: Treatment substitution study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of SC PRO-140 monotherapy for the maintenance of viral suppression in patients who are stable on ART
Study Population: HIV-infected, treatment-experienced adults (on stable ART for the last 12 months); CCR5-tropic HIV at screening; no detectable viral loads within the last 12 months
Dosing:
  • PRO 140_CD 01: PRO-140 350 mg monotherapy administered weekly via SC injection for 12 weeks. (The total treatment duration with PRO-140 was 14 weeks, with a 1-week overlap of existing ART and PRO-140 at the beginning of the study treatment and then a 1-week overlap at the end of the treatment in participants who did not experience virologic failure.)
  • PRO 140_CD 01-Extension: Participants who completed 12 weeks of treatment without experiencing virologic failure could enroll in an extension study in which participants received an additional 24 weeks of PRO 140 monotherapy. (Total treatment duration during the extension study was 25 weeks, with a 1-week overlap of existing ART and PRO-140 at the end of treatment in participants who did not experience virologic failure.)16-19
(See references cited above for information on study results.)

Study Identifier: PRO 140_CD 02; NCT024830784
Phase: IIb/III
Study Purpose: Study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of PRO-140 used in conjunction with existing failing ART and then used in conjunction with optimized background therapy.
Study Population: HIV-infected treatment-experienced adults with CCR5-tropic HIV. Participants are failing their current ARV therapy, have documented resistance to at least two ARV drug classes, and have limited treatment options available.
Dosing:
  • Part 1 (1-week blinded phase): PRO-140 350 mg administered weekly via SC injection or placebo, each in combination with existing ART.
  • Part 2 (24-week open-label phase): PRO-140 350 mg administered weekly via SC injection or placebo, each in combination with optimized background therapy.4

Additionally, another Phase IIb study (PRO 140 2102; NCT02438345) is planned. This study will investigate the use of SC PRO-140 as an adjunct to optimized ART in HIV-infected injection drug users with viral rebound and poor adherence to previous ART.20


Adverse Events


The most frequent systemic adverse events occurring in a Phase IIa trial (associated with either placebo or SC PRO-140) were diarrhea, headache, lymphadenopathy, and hypertension. There were no drug-related serious adverse events or dose-limiting toxicities among participants. There were also no clinically relevant drug-related effects on electrocardiogram (ECG), including QTc intervals, among participants. Adverse events related to administration-site reactions were infrequent and described as mild, transient, and self-resolving. Administration-site reactions occurring in more than 5% of participants were induration, pain, and irritation.8

Adverse events associated with IV PRO-140 and occurring in more than two participants in a Phase IIa trial were headache and nasal congestion. There were no clinically relevant changes in ECG parameters, including QTc intervals, or laboratory or vital sign abnormalities among the study participants.9


Drug Interactions


PRO-140 drug interactions are currently unknown.


References


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  2. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). NIAID ChemDB, HIV Drugs in Development. Available at: http://chemdb.niaid.nih.gov/DrugDevelopmentHIV.aspx. Last accessed on November 9, 2015.
  3. CytoDyn Inc.: Press Release, dated July 30, 2012. CytoDyn Announces Entry into Agreement with Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Acquire PRO 140. Available at: http://www.cytodyn.com/media/press-releases/detail/33/cytodyn-announces-entry-into-agreement-with-progenics. Last accessed on November 9, 2015.
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Last Reviewed: November 9, 2015

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