Cytokine Signalling Forum


October 13

Ibrutinib and novel BTK inhibitors in clinical development

Akinleye A, Chan Y, Mukhi N et al.
Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2013;6:59

Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) is a part of the cytokine signalling pathways involved in malignancies and autoimmune disorders.. Akinleye et al. provide a review of all the current BTK inhibitors in preclinical and clinical trials for B-cell malignancies and autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis. Particular focus is placed on ibrutinib, a novel human BTK-inhibitor, currently in phase III clinical trials. The authors also discuss four new compounds with potential indications...