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Novel Patents Targeting Interleukin-17A; Implications in Cancer and Inflammation

Author(s): Juan F. Santibanez*, Suncica Bjelica.

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery

Volume 13 , Issue 2 , 2018

Abstract:

Background: IL-17A is a founding member of the IL-17 family that has been implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory-associated diseases such as cancer and autoimmune disease. In cancer, IL-17A participates in many key events for tumor development, in part by affecting innate and adaptive immune system and also by direct modulation of many pro-tumor events. Moreover, IL-17A dysregulation at the site of inflammation is associated with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, among others. IL-17A has emerged as a topic of interest and is under profound investigation for its involvement in several types of inflammatory-associated diseases.

Objective: This review aims to present an overview of the state of the art of IL-17A role in cancer and inflammation, as well as to describe recent patents targeting IL-17A with relevant clinical and biological properties for the prevention and treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases.

Methods: Relevant information was obtained by searching in PubMed using IL-17A or IL-17, cancer and inflammation as keywords, while relevant patents were obtained mainly from Google Patents.

Results: Literature data indicated IL-17A as important biomolecule in the physiopathology of cancer and inflammatory diseases. Whereas, novel patents (2010 to 2017) targeting IL-17A are focused mainly on describing strategies to modulate IL-17A per se, co-modulation by bispecific antibodies to blocking IL-17A and important cytokines for IL-17A functions, upstream mechanisms and compounds to regulate IL-17A expression.

Conclusion: The promising effects of patented agents against IL-17A may open new opportunities to therapeutic intervention targeting at different levels of involvement in the pathogenesis of cancer and inflammatory diseases.

Keywords: Cancer, inflammation, interleukin-17A (IL-17A), interleukin-17 Receptor A (IL-17RA), patents, signaling, therapies.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 13
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2018
Page: [133 - 144]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/1574892813666180220105958

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