NCI Drug Dictionary

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The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

pelitrexol
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)
Code name:AG2037
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
L-glutamic acid,N-[[5-[2-[(6S)-2-amino-1,4,5,6,7,8-hexahydro-4-oxopyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidin-6-yl]ethyl]-4-methyl-2-thienyl]carbonyl]-