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GENE - CHEMICAL INTERACTIONS REPORT

RGD ID: 70499
Species: Rattus norvegicus
RGD Object: Gene
Symbol: Birc5
Name: baculoviral IAP repeat-containing 5
Acc ID: CHEBI:32293
Term: verteporfin
Definition: An equimolar mixture of the 9-methyl ester and 13-methyl ester of trans-(+-)-18-ethenyl-4,4a-dihydro-3,4-bis(methoxycarbonyl)-4a,8,14,19-tetramethyl-23H,25H-benzo[b]porphine-9,13-dipropanoic acid. It is used as a photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy to eliminate the abnormal blood vessels in the eye associated with neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration. Verteporfin accumulates in these abnormal blood vessels and, when activated by red (693 nm) laser light in the presence of oxygen, produces highly reactive short-lived singlet oxygen and other reactive oxygen radicals, resulting in local damage to the endothelium and blockage of the vessels.
Chemical ID: MESH:C098350
Note: Use of the qualifier "multiple interactions" designates that the annotated interaction is comprised of a complex set of reactions and/or regulatory events, possibly involving additional chemicals and/or gene products.
Object SymbolQualifierEvidenceWithReferenceSourceNotesOriginal Reference(s)
Birc5multiple interactionsISORGD:7327726480464CTDVerteporfin inhibits the reaction [1, 4-bis(2-(3, 5-dichloropyridyloxy))benzene results in increased expression of BIRC5 mRNA]

PMID:29893953
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