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.

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allogeneic CD3- CD19- CD57+ NKG2C+ NK cells FATE-NK100
A preparation of pharmacologically-enriched, allogeneic natural killer (NK) cells derived from a related, but not completely matched, human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-haploidentical donor that is seropositive for cytomegalovirus (CMV+), with potential cytolytic and antineoplastic activities. Upon leukapheresis, the donor peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) are treated to remove T lymphocytes (CD3+) and B lymphocytes (CD19+). The remaining leukocytes are cultured for 7 days with the cytokine interleukin-15 (IL-15) and a small molecule inhibitor of glycogen synthase kinase 3-beta (GSK3beta) to generate the adaptive, CD3- CD19- CD57+ NKG2C+ NK cells FATE-NK100 ex vivo. Upon infusion of the allogeneic CD3- CD19- CD57+ NKG2C+ NK cells FATE-NK100, these cells selectively recognize and bind to tumor cells, and secrete perforins, granzymes, and cytokines, which results in cancer cell lysis. Exposure to CMV induces the expression of the memory-like activating receptor NKG2C and the maturation marker CD57 in the isolated NK cells, making them more potent than those not pre-exposed to CMV. CD57 both enhances the effector function of NK cells and stimulates CD16-dependent signaling. Treatment with IL-15 enhances NK cell proliferation and survival. The GSK3beta inhibitor induces preferential expansion of CD57+ NK cells that exhibit enhanced interferon (IFN)-gamma production. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:adaptive memory natural killer cells FATE-NK100
adaptive memory NKs cells FATE-NK100
adaptive NK cells FATE-NK100
NKG2C/CD57-expressing adaptive memory natural killer cells FATE-NK100
Code name:FATE NK100
FATE-NK100