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Scientific Name: Temsirolimus
Brand Name: Torisel
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action Temsirolimus is an inhibitor of mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) . Temsirolimus binds to an intracellular protein (FKBP-12) , and the protein-drug complex inhibits the activity of mTOR that controls cell division. Inhibition of mTOR activity resulted in a G1 growth arrest in treated tumor cells. When mTOR was inhibited, its ability to phosphorylate p70S6k and S6 ribosomal protein, which are downstream of mTOR in the PI3 kinase/AKT pathway was blocked. In in vitro studies using renal cell carcinoma cell lines, temsirolimus inhibited the activity of mTOR and resulted in reduced levels of the hypoxia-inducible factors HIF-1 and HIF-2 alpha, and the vascular endothelial growth factor.
Description of the Drug: Temsirolimus is a antineoplastic agent used in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) that works by inhibiting mTOR.
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Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB06287