The farnesyltransferase inhibitor A-176120 shows antitumour activity

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<ul><li><p>Inpharma 1244 - 1 Jul 2000</p><p> The farnesyltransferase inhibitor A-176120* showsantitumour activity in nude mice bearing humantumour cells, report researchers from the US. In miceinoculated with H-ras NIH3T3 cells, A-176120,compared with vehicle, recipients had suppression oftumour growth and significant prolongation of thetime interval for tumours to reach a weight of 1g;similar results were seen with administration ofcyclophosphamide (positive control). In miceinoculated with K-ras NIH3T3 cells, mean survival timewas significantly longer in A-176120, compared withvehicle, recipients. Administration of A-176120 pluscyclophosphamide resulted in an additive effect. Theresearchers conclude that their study demonstratesthat A-176120 has potential as an anticancertherapeutic agent.* Abbott Laboratories; preclinical</p><p>Tahir SK, et al. Inhibition of farnesyltransferase with A-176120, a novel andpotent farnesyl pyrophosphate analogue. European Journal of Cancer 36:1161-1170, Jun 2000 800833058</p><p>1</p><p>Inpharma 1 Jul 2000 No. 12441173-8324/10/1244-0001/$14.95 Adis 2010 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved</p></li></ul>