NCI Drug Dictionary

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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.

ULvWF multimer-targeting agent ARC1779
An optimized, second-generation, PEGylated aptamer with antithrombotic property. ULvWF multimer-targeting agent ARC1779 blocks the binding of von Willebrand factor (vWF), via the A1 domain, and ultra-large vWF multimers to platelets, as well as interfering with the binding of platelet receptor glycoprotein Ib, thus reducing platelet adhesion, aggregation and thrombus growth in arterial beds. Unlike other antiplatelet agents, this aptamer can be readily reversed by binding to a complementary sequence of oligonucleotides, and may therefore offer potential therapeutic benefit in surgery. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Code name:ARC1779