fingolimod   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 2407

Synonyms: FTY-720 | FTY720 | Gilenya®
Approved drug Immunopharmacology Ligand
fingolimod is an approved drug (FDA (2010), EMA (2011))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Fingolimod was the first approved oral therapy for multiple sclerosis.
Fingolimod FTY720) is the prodrug of a S1P receptor agonist [4]. When fingolimod binds to S1P1R the complex is internalised and then degraded, so the drug acts as an indirect functional antagonist by preventing intracellular signalling. It acts as a lymphocyte migration inhibitor, promoting lymphocyte retention in lymphoid tissues, whilst preserving lymphocyte function [7]. Clinical efficacy results from modulation of S1P1 receptors. Adverse effects are thought to be caused by fingolimod's off-target effects on other S1P receptor subtypes.
Selective S1P1R agonists are being developed and investigated for immunomodulatory/immunosuppresant potential.

COVID-19: Fingolimod has been evaluated in a small study of patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 (n=19), with mixed results [10]. Three days of treatment (in addition to standard interventions) did not reduce intubation or mortality rates, compared to placebo controls (n= 21), but it did signficantly reduce the re-admission rate.
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2D Structure
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Physico-chemical Properties
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Hydrogen bond acceptors 3
Hydrogen bond donors 3
Rotatable bonds 12
Topological polar surface area 66.48
Molecular weight 307.25
XLogP 4.59
No. Lipinski's rules broken 1
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Canonical SMILES CCCCCCCCc1ccc(cc1)CCC(CO)(CO)N
Isomeric SMILES CCCCCCCCc1ccc(cc1)CCC(CO)(CO)N
InChI InChI=1S/C19H33NO2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-17-9-11-18(12-10-17)13-14-19(20,15-21)16-22/h9-12,21-22H,2-8,13-16,20H2,1H3