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.
- talotrexin ammonium
The ammonium salt of an antimetabolite analogue of aminopterin with potential antineoplastic activity. As a folate antagonist, talotrexin binds to and inhibits the function of dihydrofolate reductase, resulting in the inhibition of folate metabolism, DNA synthesis, and cell division. Hydrosoluble, talotrexin is actively transported into cells by the reduced folate carrier (RFC) and, therefore, is unlikely to be associated with P-glycoprotein-mediated multidrug resistance. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Code name: PT523
Chemical structure: 2-(((4S)-4-carboxy-4-((4-(((2,4-diaminopteridin-6-yl)methyl)amino)benzoyl)amino)butyl)carbamoyl)benzoic acid monoammonium salt