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.

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plevitrexed
An orally bioavailable, small molecule, non-polyglutamatable, antifolate quinazoline derivative thymidine synthetase inhibitor with potential antineoplastic activity. Plevitrexed is transported into the cell via the physiological reduced folate carrier (RFC) system. Intracellularly, this agent selectively binds to the folate binding site of thymidylate synthase and inhibits thymidine synthesis, which may result in DNA synthesis inhibition and apoptosis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Code name:BGC 9331
ZD9331
Chemical structure:(2S)-2-[[4-[[(2,7-dimethyl-4-oxo-1,4-dihydroquinazolin-6-yl)methy](prop-2-ynyl)amino]-2-fluorobenzoyl]amino]-4-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)butanoic acid