Description

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Clinical

Overview

CA4P (Combretastatin)has been shown in the laboratory to shut down the blood supply to tumours. It is one of the first vascular targeting drugs to be tested in patients. This drug was originally isolated from the African Bush Willow. The first studies in patients with this drug were aimed at finding out whether it can be safely given to patients, what side effects it produces and whether it can actually shut down the blood supply to human tumours.

Pharmacology

Indication

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Pharmacodynamic

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Mechanism of action

CA4P binds tubulin with a higher efficacy than colchicines, and was therefore initially investigated as an anti-mitotic agent. However, it was later observed to also induce vascular shutdown and necrosis in tumours. Clinical trials have revealed its positive effects, either as a single agent or in c... Read more

Absorption

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Protein binding

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Volume of distribution

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Clearance

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Half life

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Route of elimination

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Toxicity

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Adverse Effects

Contraindications

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Food Interactions

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Interactions

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  • Paracetamol(acetaminophen)
  • Paxil(paroxetine)
  • Pamelor(nortriptyline)
  • Panadol(acetaminophen)
  • Patanol(olopatadine ophthalmic)
  • Pataday(olopatadine ophthalmic)
  • Parnate(tranylcypromine)
  • Pazeo(olopatadine ophthalmic)
1 References
  1. 1 . Petit I, Karajannis MA, Vincent L, Young L, Butler J, Hooper AT, Shido K, Steller H, Chaplin DJ, Feldman E, Rafii S: The microtubule-targeting agent CA4P regresses leukemic xenografts by disrupting interaction with vascular cells and mitochondrial-dependent cell death. Blood. 2008 Feb 15;111(4):1951-61. Epub 2007 Nov 16.PubMed: 18024794