Ranpirnase, a ribonuclease (RNase), is a member of the superfamily of enzymes which catalyze the degradation of RNA, and mediate several essential biological activities, namely, regulation of cell proliferation, maturation, differentiation, and cell death. Therefore, they are ideal candidates for the development of therapeutics for life-threatening diseases (including Ebola and autoimmune diseases), that require anti-proliferative and apoptotic properties.
RNases are a superfamily of enzymes which catalyze the degradation of RNA. Ranpirnase overcomes the known challenges of targeting RNA for therapeutic purposes.
Strong Antiviral Effect
Ranpirnase anti-viral activity was greater than 98% of all compounds seen by 3rd party testing lab.
Over 1,000 patients dosed in FDA studies for cancer. Drug is known to be safe and should accelerate approval pathway.
TamirBio topical anti-viral application uses a well-understood, proprietary transdermal delivery system.
A highly stable, heat-resistant single-chain protein of 104 amino acids. Molecular weight of 12 kDa.
TamirBio owns large quantity of Rana pipiens eggs and previous oncologic activity means manufacturing understood.
Mechanism Of Action
The compound is derived from frog eggs and preferentially enters infected cells. By degrading RNA, ranpirnase halts protein synthesis, thus blocking viral replication. Ranpirnase is shown to target tRNA and premiRNA, and has a mechanism similar to Dicer cytoplasmic RNase III. In addition to blocking protein synthesis machinery, the compound has been shown to up-regulate genes involved in key cell functions, including transcription regulation, cell cycle, apotosis, as well as the immune and stress response.
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