The agent, ibrutinib (PCI-32765), is the first drug designed to target Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK), a protein essential for CLL-cell survival and proliferation.
What does BTK stand for?
BTK stands for Bruton's Tyrosine Kinase
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We have 20 other meanings of BTK in our Acronym Attic
- Billy the Kid
- Bind Torture Kill (serial killer's nickname for himself)
- Birth Thru Knowledge (band)
- Block for Transfer and Correction
- Blood Thirsty Killers (gaming clan)
- Bölcsészettudományi Kar (Hungary)
- Born to Kill
- Boutokaan Te Koaua Party (Kiribati)
- Bratsk (Russia)
- Bruton Agammaglobulinemia Tyrosine Kinase
- BTK Technology Development Co., Ltd
- Büntetõ Törvény Könyv (Criminal Code in Hungary)
- Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty
- Born to Kick Arse
- British Traditional Karate Association (est. 1977)
- Bruton Tyrosine Kinase-Associated Protein 135
- Banque Tuniso Koweitienne de Développement (French)
- Bergen Taekwon-Do (Bergen, Norway)
- British Tae Kwon Do
Samples in periodicals archive:
Singapore scientists from Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) under the Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) found that this 'switch' called Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) when turned on, activates the production of interferons - a potent class of virus killers that enables the body to fight harmful pathogens such as dengue and influenza viruses.
The agent, called PCI-32765, is the first drug designed to target Bruton's tyrosine kinase, a protein essential for CLL-cell survival and proliferation.