Alvocidib (INN; also known as Flavopiridol) is a flavonoid alkaloid CDK9 kinase inhibitor under clinical development for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia, by Tolero Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It has been studied also for the treatment of arthritis and atherosclerotic plaque formation The target of Flavopiridol is the positive transcription elongation factor P-TEFb. Treatment of cells with Flavopiridol leads to inhibition of P-TEFb and the loss of mRNA production.
|“||Tolero Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that the FDA has granted orphan drug designation for Alvocidib, its cyclin-dependent kinase small molecule inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with acute myeloid leukemia.||”|
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