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.

A human monoclonal antibody directed against Clostridium difficile Toxin B (TcdB), with anti-toxin activity. Upon intravenous infusion, the two Fab regions of bezlotoxumab bind to two distinct epitopes within the N-terminal half of the TcdB combined repetitive oligopeptide (CROP) domain, blocking the carbohydrate binding pockets of the toxin and preventing binding of the toxin to target host cells. TcdB is one of two exotoxins responsible for the symptoms of Clostridium difficile infections. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

US brand name:Zinplava
Code name:MK 6072