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.

anti-CD123 ADC IMGN632
An antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) consisting of a humanized anti-CD123 (interleukin-3 (IL-3) receptor alpha chain; IL3RA) immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) monoclonal antibody conjugated, via a cleavable linker, to a cytotoxic, DNA-alkylating payload, which is an indolino-benzodiazepine dimer containing an imine moiety, with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon administration of anti-CD123 ADC IMGN632, the antibody moiety targets the cell surface antigen CD123. Upon antibody/antigen binding, internalization, and lysosome uptake, the cytotoxic moiety is released, and covalently binds to and alkylates DNA with its imine moiety. This results in cell cycle arrest in S-phase, which leads to apoptosis and inhibition of cell growth in cells overexpressing CD123. CD123, the alpha subunit of the IL-3 receptor, regulates the proliferation, survival and differentiation of hematopoietic cells. CD123 is overexpressed on a variety of cancers. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:antibody-drug conjugate IMGN632
CD123-targeted ADC IMGN632
Code name:IMGN 632