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.

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anti-DLL3/CD3 BiTE antibody AMG 757
A bispecific T-cell engager (BiTE) antibody composed of two single-chain variable fragments (scFv), one directed against the tumor-associated antigen (TAA) delta-like protein 3 (DLL3) fused to one that is directed against the CD3 antigen found on T lymphocytes, with potential immunostimulating and antineoplastic activities. Upon administration of anti-DLL3/CD3 BiTE antibody AMG 757, this bispecific antibody binds to both the CD3 antigen on cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and the DLL3 antigen found on DLL3-expressing tumor cells. This activates and redirects CTLs to DLL3-expressing tumor cells, which results in the CTL-mediated cell death of DLL3-expressing tumor cells. DLL3, a Notch pathway protein, is overexpressed on a variety of cancer cell types. It plays a key role in embryonic development and in tumor initiation and proliferation. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:anti-DLL3 x anti-CD3 BiTE AMG 757
bispecific T-cell engager antibody AMG 757
BiTE antibody AMG 757
DLL3/CD3-directed bispecific T-cell engager antibody AMG 757
Code name:AMG 757
AMG757
AMG-757