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An orally bioavailable inhibitor of B-raf (BRAF) protein with potential antineoplastic activity. Dabrafenib selectively binds to and inhibits the activity of B-raf, which may inhibit the proliferation of tumor cells which contain a mutated BRAF gene. B-raf belongs to the the raf/mil family of serine/threonine protein kinases and plays a role in regulating the MAP kinase/ERKs signaling pathway, which may be constitutively activated due to BRAF gene mutations. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
|Synonym:||BRAF inhibitor GSK2118436|
|US brand name:||Tafinlar|
|Code names:||GSK2118436 |
|Chemical structure:||benzenesulfonamide, N-(3-(5-(2-amino-4-pyrimidinyl)-2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-thiazolyl)-2-fluorophenyl)-2,6-difluoro-|