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.

RIG-I selective ligand RGT100
A synthetic RNA oligonucleotide and agonist of the retinoic acid-inducible gene I protein (RIG-I; DDX58), with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon intratumoral/intralesional administration, the RIG-I selective ligand RGT100 targets and binds to the cytosolic RNA receptor RIG-I. This induces RIG-I-mediated signaling, upregulates interferon (IFN)-alfa (IFN-a) and beta (IFN-b), and induces a potent IFN-mediated innate immune response against the tumor cells. This induces the activation of natural killer (NK) cells and cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and induces apoptosis in cancer cells. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Code name:MK-4621
RGT 100