ADI-PEG 20

Definition / meaning of ADI-PEG 20

A substance being studied in the treatment of melanoma, liver cancer, and other types of cancer. It breaks down the amino acid arginine and may block the growth of cancer cells that need arginine to grow. It is a type of iminohydrolase. Also called pegylated arginine deiminase.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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