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-c-Met antibody-drug conjugate TR1801
An antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) consisting of a non-agonizing anti-c-Met humanized monoclonal antibody that is linked in a site-specific manner to a pyrrolobenzodiazepine dimer (PBD) toxin, with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon administration, the monoclonal antibody moiety targets and binds to the c-Met protein, which is overexpressed in certain tumor types. Upon antibody/antigen binding and internalization, the imine groups of the PBD moiety bind to the N2 positions of guanines on opposite strands of tumor cell DNA. This induces interstrand cross-links in the minor groove of DNA and inhibits DNA replication, which inhibits the proliferation of c-Met-expressing cells. c-Met, also known as hepatocyte growth factor receptor (HGFR), is a receptor tyrosine kinase that is overexpressed or mutated in many tumor cell types and plays a key role in tumor cell proliferation, survival, invasion, metastasis, and tumor angiogenesis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:anti-c-Met ADC TR1801
Code name:MT 8633
TR 1801