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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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
OGX-011
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