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 synthetic analog of fumagillin, an antibiotic isolated from the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus fresenius with antineoplastic activity. TNP-470 binds to and irreversibly inactivates methionine animopeptidase-2 (MetAP2), resulting in endothelial cell cycle arrest late in the G1 phase and inhibition of tumor angiogenesis. This agent may also induce the p53 pathway, thereby stimulating the production of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p21 and inhibiting angiogenesis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Code name:AGM-1470
Chemical structure:
  • (3R,4S,5S,6R)-5-methoxy-4- [(2R,3R)-2-methyl-3-(3-methyl-2-butenyl) -oxiranyl]-1-oxaspiro [2,5] oct-6-yl(chloroacetyl) carbamate
  • 5-methoxy-4-(2-methyl-3-(3-methyl-2-butenyl)-1-oxaspiro(2,5)oct-6-yl(chloroacetyl) carbamate
  • O-(chloroacetylcarbamoyl)fumagillol