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.

TLR4 agonist GSK1795091
A toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) agonist, with potential immunoadjuvant activity. Upon administration, GSK1795091 binds to and activates TLR4, thereby stimulating dendritic cells (DCs), monocytes and macrophages. This activation results in the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including interferon gamma (IFN-g), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a) and the interleukins (IL), IL-1 beta, -6 and -12. This may induce a T helper cell-1 (Th1) immune response and, upon co-administration of a vaccine containing tumor-associated antigens (TAAs), activates a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) response against tumor cells expressing those TAAs. TLR4, a member of the TLR family, plays a key role in the activation of innate immunity. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:TLR 4 agonist GSK1795091
Toll-like receptor 4 agonist GSK1795091
Code name:GSK1795091