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.

custirsen sodium
The eicosasodium salt of a mixed-backbone antisense oligodeoxynucleotide with chemosensitizing properties. Custirsen inhibits testosterone-repressed prostate message-2 (TRPM-2). Administration of custirsen abrogates the anti-apoptotic effect of TRPM-2, thereby sensitizing cells to chemotherapy and resulting in tumor cell death. TRPM-2 is an anti-apoptotic clusterin that is overexpressed by prostate cancer cells and is associated with chemoresistance. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:Antisense Clusterin
Antisense Testosterone-Repressed Prostate Message 2
Antisense TRPM-2
clusterin antisense oligonucleotide
TRPM-2 Antisense
Code name:ISIS 112989
Chemical structure:DNA, d(P-thio)([2'-O-(2-methoxyethyl)]m5rC-[2'-O-(2-methoxyethyl)]rA-[2'-O-(2- methoxyethyl)]rG-[2'-O-(2-methoxyethyl)]m5rC-A-G-C-A-G-A-G-T-C-T-T-C-A-[2'-O-(2- methoxyethyl)]m5rU-[2'-O-(2-methoxyethyl)]m5rC-[2'-O-(2-methoxyethyl)]rA-[2'-O-(2- methoxyethyl)]m5rU), eicosasodium salt