Refametinib (BAY 869766)
Mechanism of action
From the NCI Drug Dictionary: An orally bioavailable selective MEK inhibitor with potential antineoplastic activity. Refametinib specifically inhibits mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 1 (MAP2K1 or MAPK/ERK kinase 1), resulting in inhibition of growth factor-mediated cell signaling and tumor cell proliferation.
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Also known as
- Code name: BAY 869766