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-BCMA/CD3 BiTE antibody AMG 701
A bispecific T-cell engager (BiTE) antibody composed of two single-chain variable fragments (scFv), one directed against the tumor-associated antigen (TAA) human B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA; TNFRSF17), fused to one that is directed against the CD3 antigen found on T lymphocytes, with potential immunostimulating and antineoplastic activities. Upon administration of anti-BCMA/CD3 BiTE antibody AMG 701, this bispecific antibody binds to both CD3 on cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and BCMA found on BCMA-expressing tumor cells. This activates and redirects CTLs to BCMA-expressing tumor cells, which results in the CTL-mediated cell death of BCMA-expressing tumor cells. BCMA, a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily that is specifically overexpressed on malignant plasma cells, plays a key role in promoting plasma cell survival. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:anti-BCMA x anti-CD3 BiTE AMG 701
BCMA/CD3-directed bispecific T-cell engager antibody AMG 701
bispecific T-cell engager antibody AMG 701
BiTE antibody AMG 701
Code name:AMG 701
AMG701
AMG-701