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 fully human monoclonal antibody against killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR), with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon administration, lirilumab binds to KIR, thereby preventing the binding of KIR ligands to KIR on natural killer (NK) cells. By blocking these inhibitory receptors, NK cells become activated and attack cancer cells leading to tumor cell death. KIR, a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily, is expressed on the surface of NK cells. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: anti-KIR monoclonal antibody IPH2102 Code name: BMS-986015