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.

anti-FLT3/CD3 BiTE antibody AMG 427
A bispecific T-cell engager (BiTE) antibody composed of two single-chain variable fragments (scFv), one directed against the tumor-associated antigen (TAA) FLT3 tyrosine kinase receptor (Fms-like tyrosine kinase 3; FLT3; FLT-3; CD135; fetal liver kinase-2; FLK2), fused to one that is directed against the CD3 antigen found on T lymphocytes, with potential immunostimulating and antineoplastic activities. Upon administration of anti-FLT3/CD3 BiTE antibody AMG 427, this bispecific antibody binds to both CD3 on cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and FLT3 found on FLT3-expressing tumor cells. This activates and redirects CTLs to FLT3-expressing tumor cells, which results in the CTL-mediated cell death of FLT3-expressing tumor cells. FLT3, a cytokine receptor belonging to the class III tyrosine kinase receptors, is overexpressed or mutated in most B-lineage and acute myeloid leukemias (AMLs). Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:anti-FLT3 x anti-CD3 BiTE AMG 427
bispecific T-cell engager antibody AMG 427
BiTE antibody AMG 427
FLT3/CD3-directed bispecific T-cell engager antibody AMG 427
Code name:AMG 427