NCI Drug Dictionary
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- adenovirus-mediated human interleukin-12 INXN-2001 plus veledimex
A replication incompetent adenovirus encoding the human pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-12 (IL-12) (INXN-2001) in combination with the proprietary activator ligand veledimex, with potential immunomodulating and antineoplastic activities. Production of IL-12 is controlled by an inducible DNA element that allows transcription initiation only in the presence of the ligand inducer. Upon intratumoral administration of INXN-2001 and oral administration of veledimex, veledimex is able to induce expression of IL-12 from INXN-2001. IL-12 expressed by the adenovirus may activate the immune system by promoting the activation of natural killer cells (NKs), inducing secretion of interferon-gamma and inducing cytotoxic T cell responses against tumor cells, which may result in immune-mediated tumor cell death and inhibition of tumor cell proliferation.
Synonym: adenovirus-mediated human interleukin-12 INXN-2001 plus activator ligand INXN-1001 Abbreviation: Ad-RTS-IL-12 plus AL Code name: INXN-2001/1001