beclomethasone dipropionate

Definition / meaning of beclomethasone dipropionate

The dipropionate salt of a synthetic glucocorticoid with anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating properties. After cell surface receptor attachment and cell entry, beclomethasone enters the nucleus where it binds to and activates specific nuclear receptors, resulting in an altered gene expression and inhibition of proinflammatory cytokine production.

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

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