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NCI Drug Dictionary


A 20-mer antisense oligonucleotide complementary to a coding region in the mRNA of the R2 small subunit component of human ribonucleotide reductase. GTI-2040 decreases mRNA and protein levels of R2 in vitro and may inhibit tumor cell proliferation in human tumors in vivo. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)