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.
- selective estrogen receptor covalent antagonist H3B-6545
An orally available, selective and covalent antagonist of estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha; ERa; ESR1; nuclear receptor subfamily 3, group A, member 1; NR3A1), with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon oral administration, selective estrogen receptor covalent antagonist (SERCA) H3B-6545 selectively and covalently binds to a cysteine that is unique to ERalpha and is not present in other nuclear hormone receptors, thereby inhibiting the activity of ERalpha. This inhibits the growth and survival of ERalpha-expressing cancer cells. ERalpha, a nuclear hormone receptor, is often overexpressed and/or mutated in a variety of cancer cell types. It plays a key role in tumor cell proliferation and survival. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: SERCA H3B-6545 Code name: H3B 6545