c-fos antisense oligonucleotide

Definition / meaning of c-fos antisense oligonucleotide

A substance that has been studied in the treatment of cancer and is being studied in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and certain skin conditions. It blocks the production of a protein called c-fos, which helps control cell growth. This may kill cancer cells that need c-fos to grow. It is a type of antisense oligonucleotide. Also called antisense c-fos.

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

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