Class/mechanism: Anti-CTLA-4 antibody. CTLA-4 is a negative regulator of T-cell activation and ipilimumab interferes with the ability of CTLA-4 to interact with its ligands CD80/CD86. CTLA-4 blockade results in T-cell activation and proliferation, and it is suspected that its anti-neoplastic activity may be due to T-cell mediated anti-tumor immune responses.
Extravasation: no information
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Diseases for which it is used
Patient drug information
- Ipilimumab (Yervoy) package insert PDF pages 6-7
- Ipilimumab (Yervoy) patient drug information (Chemocare)
- Ipilimumab (Yervoy) patient drug information (UpToDate)
Also known as
BMS-734016 or MDX-010.