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.

intermediate-affinity interleukin-2 receptor agonist ALKS 4230
A selective effector cell activator protein and agonist of the intermediate-affinity interleukin-2 (IL-2) receptor with potential immunostimulating and antineoplastic activity. Upon administration, intermediate-affinity interleukin-2 receptor agonist ALKS 4230 binds to and signals through the intermediate-affinity IL-2 receptor complex; this may selectively stimulate and activate natural killer (NK) cells and memory CD8 T cells, leading to tumor cell elimination, while circumventing the activation of immunosuppressive cells that may prevent the anti-tumor response. IL-2 is a cytokine signaling molecule that plays a critical role in the immune response. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:intermediate-affinity IL-2R agonist ALKS 4230
Code name:ALKS 4230
RDB 1450