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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

raltegravir potassium 
The orally bioavailable potassium salt of a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) integrase strand transfer inhibitor (HIV-1 INSTI) with HIV-1 antiviral activity. Raltegravir binds to and inhibits integrase, an HIV enzyme that inserts viral genetic material into the genetic material of the infected human cell. Inhibition of integrase prevents insertion of HIV DNA into the human DNA genome, thus blocking HIV replication. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Isentress
Chemical structure:N-[ (4-Fluorophenyl)methyl]-1,6-dihydro5-hydroxy-1-methyl-2-[1-methyl-1-[[ (5-methyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)carbonyl]amino]ethyl]-6-oxo-4pyrimidinecarboxamide monopotassium salt