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.

henatinib maleate
The maleate salt form of henatinib, an orally bioavalable, multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor with potential antitumor and antiangiogenic activities. Henatinib inhibits vascular endothelial growth factor receptor type 2 (VEGFR2), a tyrosine kinase receptor upregulated in many tumor cells that plays a key role in angiogenesis. This may result in an inhibition of angiogenesis and eventually tumor cell proliferation. Henatinib, structurally similar to sunitinib, also inhibits, though to a lesser extent, mast/stem cell growth factor receptor (c-Kit) and, platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) alpha and beta. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Chemical structure:(R,Z)-2-[(5-fluoro-1,2-dihydro-2-oxo-3H-indol-3-ylidene) methyl]-5-(2-hydroxy-3-morpholinopropyl)-3-methyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c] azepin-4-ketone maleate