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A water soluble antifolate with anti-proliferative activity. Pelitrexol inhibits activity of glycinamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase (GARFT), the first folate-dependent enzyme of the de novo purine synthesis pathway essential for cell proliferation. Enzyme inhibition reduces the purine nucleotides pool required for DNA replication and RNA transcription. As a result, this agent causes cell cycle arrest in S-phase, and ultimately inhibits tumor cell proliferation. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
|Chemical structures:||(2S)-2-[[[5-[2-[(6S)-2-amino-4-oxo-1,4,5,6,7,8-hexahydropyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidin-6-yl]ethyl]-4-methylthiophen-2-yl]carbonyl]amino]pentanedioic acid |