iseganan hydrochloride

Definition / meaning of iseganan hydrochloride

A substance being studied in the treatment of oral mucositis (painful mouth sores) caused by cancer therapy and other conditions. Iseganan hydrochloride kills certain bacteria, fungi, and viruses by making holes in their outer membranes and causing them to burst. It is a type of synthetic antimicrobial peptide and a type of synthetic protegrin analog.

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

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