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NCI Drug Dictionary


A monoclonal antibody directed against nerve growth factor (NGF) with potential analgesic activity. Upon administration, fulranumab binds to NGF, preventing its binding to and activation of the NGF receptors TrkA and p75NTR. Inhibition of the NGF pathway may prevent the perception of pain and may induce analgesia. NGF, a neurotrophic factor that plays a key role in neuropathic and inflammatory-induced pain, promotes hyperalgesia and allodynia. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:anti-nerve growth factor monoclonal antibody JNJ-42160443
Anti-NGF monoclonal antibody JNJ-42160443
Code name:JNJ-42160443