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ibrutinib  Patient Information
An orally bioavailable, small-molecule inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon oral administration, ibrutinib binds to and irreversibly inhibits BTK activity, thereby preventing both B-cell activation and B-cell-mediated signaling. This leads to an inhibition of the growth of malignant B cells that overexpress BTK. BTK, a member of the src-related BTK/Tec family of cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases, is required for B cell receptor signaling, plays a key role in B-cell maturation, and is overexpressed in a number of B-cell malignancies. The expression of BTK in tumor cells is also associated with increased proliferation and survival. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitor PCI-32765
BTK inhibitor PCI-32765
US brand name:Imbruvica
Code names:CRA-032765
PCI-32765
Chemical structure:2-propen-1-one, 1-((3R)-3-(4-amino-3-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-1h-pyrazolo(3,4-d)pyrimidin-1-yl)-1-piperidinyl)-