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.

efatutazone dihydrochloride
The dihydrochloride salt of efatutazone, an orally bioavailable agonist of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-gamma) with potential antineoplastic activity. Efatutazone binds to and activates PPAR-gamma, a nuclear hormone receptor and a ligand-activated transcription factor controling gene expression involved in macromolecule metabolism and cell differentiation, specifically adipocyte differentiation. Mediated through activation of PPAR-gamma, this agent is capable of inducing cell differentiation and apoptosis, thereby leading to a reduction in cellular proliferation. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:inolitazone dihydrochloride
PPAR-gamma agonist CS-7017
Code name:CS-7017
Chemical structure:2,4-thiazolidinedione, 5-((4-((6-(4-amino-3,5-dimethylphenoxy)-1-methyl-1h-benzimidazol-2-yl)methoxy)phenyl)methyl)-, Hydrochloride (1:2)