Chemical Component Summary

SynonymsSTI-571; IMATINIB
FormulaC29 H31 N7 O
Molecular Weight493.603
Isomeric SMILESCc1ccc(cc1Nc2nccc(n2)c3cccnc3)NC(=O)c4ccc(cc4)CN5CCN(CC5)C

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count68
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count72
Aromatic Bond Count25

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB00619 
DescriptionImatinib is a small molecule kinase inhibitor that revolutionized the treatment of cancer, particularly chronic myeloid leukemia, in 2001.[A249305] It was deemed a "miracle drug" due to its clinical success, as oncologist Dr. Brian noted that "complete hematologic responses were observed in 53 of 54 patients with CML treated with a daily dosage of 300 mg or more and typically occurred in the first four weeks of therapy".[A249315]. The discovery of imatinib also established a new group of therapy called "targeted therapy", since treatment can be tailored specifically to the unique cancer genetics of each patient.[L42220]
  • α-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-3'-((4-(3-pyridyl)-2-pyrimidinyl)amino)-p-toluidide
  • Imatinib mesylate
  • Imatinibum
  • Imatinib
Brand Names
  • Imatinib mesylate
  • Imatinib Teva
  • PMS-imatinib
  • Glivec
  • Apo-imatinib
IndicationImatinib is indicated for the treatment of adult and pediatric chronic myeloid leukemia with Philadelphia chromosome mutation (Ph+) in blast crisis, accelerated phase, or chronic phase after IFN-alpha therapy failure.[L42080]Additionally, imatinib is also indicated to treat adult and pediatric Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia, adult myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases, adult aggressive systemic mastocytosis, adult hypereosinophilic syndrome and/or chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL), adult dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, and malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST).[L42080]
  • Amides
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Antineoplastic and Immunomodulating Agents
  • Bcr-Abl Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors
  • BCRP/ABCG2 Inhibitors
CAS number152459-95-5

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Breakpoint cluster region proteinMVDPVGFAEAWKAQFPDSEPPRMELRSVGDIEQELERCKASIRRLEQEVN...unknowninhibitor
Mast/stem cell growth factor receptor KitMRGARGAWDFLCVLLLLLRVQTGSSQPSVSPGEPSPPSIHPGKSDLIVRV...unknownantagonist
RET proto-oncogeneGEGDVRCRGAASAVAAAAAAARQunknowninhibitor
High affinity nerve growth factor receptorMLRGGRRGQLGWHSWAAGPGSLLAWLILASAGAAPCPDACCPHGSSGLRC...unknownantagonist
Macrophage colony-stimulating factor 1 receptorMGPGVLLLLLVATAWHGQGIPVIEPSVPELVVKPGATVTLRCVGNGSVEW...unknownantagonist
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Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682

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