Imatinib Mesylate.

  title={Imatinib Mesylate.},
  author={Cornelius F Waller},
  journal={Recent results in cancer research. Fortschritte der Krebsforschung. Progres dans les recherches sur le cancer},
Imatinib mesylate (Gleevec, Glivec [Novartis, Basel, Switzerland], formerly referred to as STI571 or CGP57148B) represents the paradigm of a new class of anticancer agents, so-called small molecules. They have a high selectivity against a specific molecular target known to be the cause for the establishment and maintenance of the malignant phenotype. Imatinib is a rationally designed oral signal transduction inhibitor that specifically targets several protein tyrosine kinases, Abl, Arg (Abl… CONTINUE READING
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