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.
An orally bioavailable, synthetic tripeptide inhibitor of the nonstructural protein 3 and 4A complex (NS3/NS4A), with potential activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1. Upon administration, boceprevir reversibly binds to the active center of the HCV NS3/NS4A and prevents NS3/NS4A protease-mediated polyprotein maturation. This disrupts the processing of viral proteins and the formation of a viral replication complex, which inhibits viral replication in HCV genotype 1-infected host cells. NS3, a serine protease, is essential for the proteolytic cleavages within the HCV polyprotein and plays a key role during HCV viral RNA replication. NS4A is an activating factor for NS3. HCV is a small, enveloped, single-stranded RNA virus belonging to the Flaviviridae family.
US brand name: Victrelis Code name: EBP 520
Chemical structure: 3-azabicyclo(3.1.0)hexane-2-carboxamide, N-(3-amino-1-(cyclobutylmethyl)-2,3-dioxopropyl)-3-((2S)-2-((((1,1- dimethylethyl)amino)carbonyl)amino)-3,3-dimethyl-1-oxobutyl)-6,6- dimethyl-, (1R,2S,5S)-