ISIS 2503

Definition / meaning of ISIS 2503

A synthetic oligodeoxynucleotide. Functioning as an anti-sense agent, it hybridizes to the translation initiation region of the human mRNA for the oncogene H-Ras. ISIS 2503 selectively inhibits the expression of H-Ras, and may inhibit the growth of some Ras-dependent tumor cells.

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

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