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.

litronesib
An inhibitor of the kinesin-related motor protein Eg5 with potential antineoplastic activity. Litronesib selectively inhibits the activity of Eg5, which may result in mitotic disruption, apoptosis and consequently cell death in tumor cells that are actively dividing. The ATP-dependent Eg5 kinesin-related motor protein (also known as KIF11 or kinesin spindle protein-5) is a plus-end directed kinesin motor protein that plays an essential role during mitosis, particularly in the regulation of spindle dynamics, including assembly and maintenance. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:Eg5 Kinesin-Related Motor Protein Inhibitor LY2523355
Code name:LY2523355
Chemical structure:Propanamide, N-[4-(2,2-dimethyl-1-oxopropyl)-5-[[[[2-(ethylamino)ethyl]sulfonyl] amino]methyl]-4,5-dihydro-5-phenyl-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl]-2,2-dimethyl-, (-)-