Protein kinase mTOR are the enzymes that come under the category of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase or PI3-K that control the cell migration, cell multiplication, cell transcriptional and translational actions and cell survival. The fact that these inhibitors are involved in the above described processes, these enzymes have come into lime light for cancer therapy. In the recent years Temsirolimus mTOR inhibitor has got more popularity as compared to Rapamycin which was used in the late years.
For the cure of RCC or renal cell carcinoma Temsirolimus Torisel is among the rare inhibitors which is waiting for its approval by FDA. Temsirolimus 162635-04-3 is developed by a pharmaceutical company called Wyeth and it is administered to the patientsintravenously.CCI-779 is the other name of Temsirolimus. Researchers and scientists can purchase Temsirolimus for $100 as Temsirolimus price from suppliers in packaging of 200mg.Torisol is its trade name which is marketed by Temsirolimus supplier. Structural studies revealed that it mimics the structure of another drug called Sirolimus. Temsirolimus solubility is approximately 200mg/ml of ethanol or DMSO while it is completely insoluble in water. Storage at -20ºC gives Temsirolimus stability for 2 years. It is available in different costs depending upon the purity of salt.

The mechanism of action of Temsirolimus CCI-779 is same as that of other various mTOR inhibitors [1]. Various types of cancers in past years and specifically recently Pompe disease are being treated by the administration of Temsirolimus. Actually to make susceptible to Cisplatin therapy the SCLC patients were treated with Temsirolimus [4]. The complete assessment and strong indications was done to study its anti-angiogenic characteristics in both in-vivo and in-vitro and it showed promising results.
As angiogenic medicine it has shown fruitful results in models of xenograft of rhabdomyosarcoma [6]. In PyMT or preclinical mammary tumor models Temsirolimus showed good efficiency against it [8] also it has been co-administered with different drugs to treat breast cancer [7]. The safety of Temsirolimus was evaluated in patients of metastasized cancer [9] and those suffering from advanced RCC [10]. These studies supported to use Interferonwith Temsirolimus in phase I and II clinical trials [12].

In phase I clinical trials for the therapy of advanced types of tumor Temsirolimus was administered as combinatorial therapy [14] when pharmacokinetics characteristics of Temsirolimus were evaluated in phase I [13]. For breast cancer and gynecological cancer treatment Temsirolimus was co-administered in phase I and it was found that it has more efficiency against breast carcinoma when administered alone in phase II trials [16]. In phase-I Temsirolimus has showed promising results against solid types of tumors [17] when administered alone or with other medicines [18]. Temsirolimus has also been approved for therapy of pediatric cancer patients [19]. Clinical levels of phase II showed excellent results against NSCLC when administered with Temsirolimus [20].
Results obtained against mantle cell lymphoma were most outstanding among Temsirolimus clinical trials. In this Temsirolimus was administered in very minute dosage in those trials [21] of phase II or co-administered with other drugs [22]. The outstanding results shown by Temsirolimus in those trials forced scientist to use Temsirolimus for the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma in clinical trials phase III and it showed promising results as expected [23]. Excellent results were shown in clinical levels of phase II conducted against ovarian [24], endometrium [25], soft tissue [26], neuroendocrine [27] and most significantly glioblastoma cancer [28].


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