Glasdegib (Mechanism of Action)

In this article, we will discuss Glasdegib (Mechanism of Action). So, let’s get started.

Mechanism of Action

Glasdegib is an inhibitor of the Hedgehog pathway. Glasdegib binds to and inhibits Smoothened, a transmembrane protein involved in hedgehog signal transduction.
In a murine xenotransplant model of human AML, glasdegib in combination with low-dose cytarabine, inhibited increases in tumor size and reduced the percentage of CD45+/CD33+ blasts in the marrow to a greater extent than glasdegib or low-dose cytarabine alone.

Pharmacodynamics

Cardiac Electrophysiology
The effect of glasdegib administration on corrected QT interval (QTc) was evaluated in a randomized, single-dose, double-blind, 4-way crossover, placebo- and open-label moxifloxacin-controlled study in 36 healthy subjects. At therapeutic plasma concentrations for the recommended dose, achieved with a single dose of 150 mg Glasdegib, the largest placebo and baseline-adjusted QTc interval change was 8 ms (90% CI: 6, 10 ms). At a two-fold therapeutic plasma concentration, achieved with a single dose of 300 mg Glasdegib,
the QTc change was 13 ms (90% CI: 11, 16 ms). Glasdegib is associated with concentration-dependent QTc
prolongation.

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