Med. Klinik MS Nephrologie

Berlin, Germany

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Berlin, Germany
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Matz M.,Universittsmedizin Charite | Naik M.,Universittsmedizin Charite | Mashreghi M.-F.,Med. Klinik MS Nephrologie | Glander P.,Universittsmedizin Charite | And 2 more authors.
Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism and Toxicology | Year: 2011

Importance of the field: The prevalence of acute renal allograft rejection has decreased substantially in past decades due to new and more specific immunosuppressive compounds but improvements in long-term graft function have not been achieved. There is a large need for new immunosuppressive agents that lack toxicity of current agents such as calcineurin inhibitors but show high synergistic efficiency in preventing rejection processes. Areas covered in this review: This review summarizes data concerning the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and clinical efficacy of the new PKC inhibitor sotrastaurin with a focus on renal transplantation. The article contains information that has been presented at international transplant meetings and congresses and that has been published between 2006 and 2010. Additionally, current ongoing trials are described in detail. What the reader will gain: Immunosuppressive regimens after kidney transplantation consist of a combination of several agents in order to minimize drug toxicity. Therefore, the reader is presented with the most up-to-date/current developments in sotrastaurin applications in Phase I and II trials with emphasis on data maintained from studies that combined sotrastaurin with established agents such as mycophenolic acid and tacrolimus. Take home message: Several trials are ongoing and planned to determine the optimal immunosuppressive regimen to benefit from sotrastaurin's distinct mechanism of action. © 2011 Informa UK, Ltd.

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