Chemical formula: C₆₃₇₈H₉₈₄₄N₁₆₉₈O₁₉₉₇S₄₈ 

Active ingredient description

Basiliximab is a murine/human chimeric monoclonal antibody (IgG1κ) that is directed against the interleukin-2 receptor α-chain (CD25 antigen), which is expressed on the surface of T-lymphocytes in response to antigenic challenge. Basiliximab specifically binds with high affinity (KD-value 0.1 nM) to the CD25 antigen on activated T-lymphocytes expressing the high affinity interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2R) and thereby prevents binding of interleukin-2, a critical signal for T-cell proliferation in the cellular immune response involved in allograft rejection.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
L04AC02 Basiliximab L Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents → L04 Immunosuppressants → L04A Immunosuppressants → L04AC Interleukin inhibitors
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
SIMULECT Powder and solvent for solution for injection European Medicines Agency (EU) MPI, EU: SmPC

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 179045-86-4
DrugBank Drug: DB00074
RxNorm Ingredient: 196102
SNOMED-CT Concept: 386978004
Basiliximab (substance)
UNII Identifier: 9927MT646M


Basiliximab is an active ingredient of these brands:

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Cyprus (CY)

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Israel (IL)

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Japan (JP)

Lithuania (LT)

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New Zealand (NZ)

Poland (PL)

Romania (RO)

Singapore (SG)

South Africa (ZA)

Spain (ES)

Tunisia (TN)

Turkey (TR)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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