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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Bcl-2/Bcl-XL inhibitor APG-1252
A Bcl-2 homology (BH)-3 mimetic and selective inhibitor of the anti-apoptotic proteins B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) and Bcl-XL, with potential pro-apoptotic and antineoplastic activities. Upon administration, Bcl-2/Bcl-XL inhibitor APG-1252 specifically binds to and inhibits the activity of the pro-survival proteins Bcl-2 and Bcl-XL. This restores apoptotic processes and inhibits cell proliferation in Bcl-2/Bcl-XL-dependent tumor cells. Bcl-2 and Bcl-XL, proteins belonging to the Bcl-2 family that are overexpressed in many cancers, play an important role in the negative regulation of apoptosis; tumor expression is associated with increased drug resistance and cancer cell survival. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Code name:APG 1252
APG-1252