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Aponermin: First Approval

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posted on 2024-03-05, 18:34 authored by Sohita Dhillon
Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.
Authorship and Conflict of interest During the peer review process the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the article. Changes resulting from any comments received were made by the authors on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy. Sohita Dhillon is a contracted employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.
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Aponermin (沙艾特) is a recombinant circularly permuted human tumour necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) developed by Beijing Sunbio Biotech (a wholly owned subsidiary of Wuhan Hiteck Biological Pharma CO., LTD) for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Aponermin binds to and activates the death receptors 4 and/or 5 on tumour cells, triggering intracellular caspase reactions and inducing apoptosis, thereby exerting antitumor effects. In November 2023, aponermin in combination with thalidomide and dexamethasone received its first approval in China for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received at least two prior therapies. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of aponermin leading to this first approval for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.

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