Lenacapavir: An Overview’
Author(s):
D.NAGAVALLI, P.NANTHAGOPAL
Keywords:
Lenacapavir, Capsid-Inhibitor, HIV-1, Anti-Retroviral agent, SUNLENCA.
Abstract
Lenacapavir was approved for medical use in European Union in August-2022, Lenacapavir is the first of a new class of drugs called "Capsid inhibitors to be FDA-approved for treating HIV/AIDS. Lenacapavir a new type of antiretroviral medication for adult patients living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus type-1(HIV-1), who’s HIV Infections cannot be successfully treated with other available treatments due to resistance, intolerance considerations. Lenacapavir works by blocking the HIV-1 virus' protein shell (the Capsid) .Lenacapvir, in combination with other antiretroviral(s), is indicated for the treatment of multidrug-resistant human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1)-Infection. Lenacapvir first formulation Oral Tablets and Subcutaneous injection-form at trade Name-(Sunlenac), Lenacapavir -is achieved in HIV RNA suppression .Lenacapvir is a long- acting, potent inhibitor of the HIV Capsid protein. Lenacapavir binds directly to HIV-capsid in a pocket between capsid protein subunits in hexamers.Treatement of emergent resistance to lenacapvir has been reported in the phase 2/3 CAPELLA trail evaluating Lenacapvir for HIV treatment. Combination antiretroviral therapy-suppression HIV-1 replication and increase CD 4+ cell counts.
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Unique Paper ID: 158616

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 10

Page(s): 251 - 265
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