Carfilzomib

CAS 868540-17-4

General Information

Carfilzomib is indicated for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma in adults who have received 1-3 lines of therapy in combination with dexamethasone, lenalidomide plus dexamethasone, or daratumumab plus dexamethasone.

Carfilzomib is an epoxomicin derivate with potential antineoplastic activity. Carfilzomib irreversibly binds to and inhibits the chymotrypsin-like activity of the 20S catalytic core subunit of the proteasome, a protease complex responsible for degrading a large variety of cellular proteins. Inhibition of proteasome-mediated proteolysis results in an accumulation of polyubiquinated proteins, which may lead to cell cycle arrest, induction of apoptosis, and inhibition of tumor growth.

 

About the API

Trade name(s) Kyprolis
Therapeutic category Oncology
Available formulations Injectables
Regulations US DMF Flag US DMF