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 neprilysn (NEP) inhibitor prodrug with natriuretic activity. Upon administration, sacubitril is metabolized by esterases to its active metabolite, sacubitrilat, which inhibits NEP, a neutral endopeptidase that cleaves natriuretic peptides such as atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), and c-type natriuretic peptide (CNP), as well as certain vasoconstricting peptides including as angiotensin I and II, and endothelin-1. Additionally, sacubitrilat may inhibit NEP-mediated catabolism of certain peptide-based agents, thereby improving their in vivo stability and increasing tumor cell exposure. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

US brand name:Entresto
Code name:AHU 377
Chemical structure:(2R,4S)-5-(biphenyl-4-yl)-4-((3-carboxypropionyl)amino)-2-methylpentanoic acid ethyl ester