bcl-2 antisense oligodeoxynucleotide G3139

Definition / meaning of bcl-2 antisense oligodeoxynucleotide G3139

A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. It may kill cancer cells by blocking the production of a protein that makes cancer cells live longer and by making them more sensitive to anticancer drugs. It is a type of antisense oligodeoxyribonucleotide. Also called augmerosen, Genasense, and oblimersen sodium.

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

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