NCI Drug Dictionary
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.
A synthetic muramyl dipeptide (MDP) H8analogue with potential immunostimulating and antineoplastic activity. As a derivative of the mycobacterial cell wall component MDP, almurtide activates both monocytes and macrophages. This results in the secretion of cytokines and induces the recruitment and activation of other immune cells, which may result in indirect tumoricidal or cytostatic effects. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms: n-muramyldipeptide derivative
Code name: Cgp-11637 Chemical structure: N-acetyl-nor-muramyl-L-alanyl-D-isoglutamine