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.
- LMP1-specific chimeric antigen receptor-expressing T lymphocytes
A preparation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) transfected with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) specifically recognizing the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1; LMP-1), with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon administration of the LMP1-specific CAR-expressing T lymphocytes to patients with LMP1-positive tumors, the CTLs specifically target and lyse tumor cells expressing LMP1, thereby inhibiting tumor cell proliferation. The tumor-associated antigen (TAA) LMP1 is expressed in various malignancies, including nasopharyngeal cancer and EBV-positive Hodgkin lymphoma. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: anti-LMP1 CAR T cells