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.

boron-dipyrromethene-modified olaparib fluorescent imaging agent
A poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase type 1 (PARP1) fluorescence imaging agent based on the PARP1 inhibitor olaparib, in which the cyclopropane group of olaparib is replaced by the green fluorescent dye boron-dipyrromethene (BODIPY) fluorophore (FL), with potential fluorescent imaging activity. Upon administration of the fluorescent PARP1 inhibitor PARPi-FL, the olaparib binding moiety specifically targets and binds to PARP1, which is often overexpressed on cancer cells. Upon fluorescent imaging, the PARP1-expressing cancer cells can be visualized. PARP1, the nuclear enzyme that catalyzes post-translational ADP-ribosylation of nuclear proteins, is activated by single-strand (SS) DNA breaks and overexpressed in certain tumor cells; it plays a key role in DNA repair, tumor cell resistance and survival. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:AZD2281-BODIPY FL
BODIPY-modified olaparib fluorescent imaging agent
fluorescent PARP1 inhibitor PARPi-FL
fluorescent PARPi binding imaging agent PARPi-FL
olaparib-BODIPY FL