RK-20449

RK-204492016-11-15T13:58:55+00:00

RK-20449

ONCOLOGY, THERAPEUTICS

RK-20449 is an experimental compound that inhibits haematopoietic cell kinase, an enzyme critical for the survival of AML–acute myelogenous leukaemia stem cells.

Post- RK-20449 treatment, AML cells in immune compromised mice with transplanted leukaemia become undetectable. RK-20449 is most effective in cells from patients with a mutation of FLT3-ITD, a gene associated with aggressive AML. As of 2016, RK-20449’s status in the drug development pipeline is uncertain.

Reference Sci Transl Med 2013; 5:181ra52

http://www.hematologytimes.com/p_article.do?id=3176

 

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