eprodisate disodium

The orally available disodium salt form of eprodisate, a negatively charged sulfonated inhibitor of fibrillogenesis, that can be used in the treatment of amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis. Upon administration, eprodisate competitively binds to the glycosaminoglycan binding sites on serum amyloid A (SAA), which inhibits the formation of the glycosaminoglycan-amyloid fibril aggregate. This prevents the formation of amyloid deposits in certain organs, especially the kidneys, in AA amyloidosis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent.

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