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.

A humanized, immunoglobulin G1 monoclonal antibody with potential antitumor activity. Farletuzumab specifically targets at glycoprotein 3 (GP-3), a cell surface antigen that is overexpressed on many epithelial-derived cancer cells. Upon binding to the GP-3 antigen, farletuzumab triggers a host immune response against GP-3 expressing cells resulting in cell lysis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:anti-GP-3 monoclonal antibody
Code name:MORAb-003
Chemical structure:
  • Immunoglobulin G1, anti-(human folate receptor alpha (ovarian tumor-associated antigen Mov18)); humanized mouse monoclonal MORAb-003 γ1 heavy chain (222- 217')-disulfide with humanized mouse monoclonal MORAb-003 κ light chain (228- 228'':231-231'')-bisdisulfide dimer
  • Immunoglobulin G1, anti-(human receptor FR-α (folate receptor α)) (human-mouse monoclonal MORAb-003 heavy chain), disulfide with human-mouse monoclonal MORAb-003 κ-chain, dimer