MART-1:27-35 peptide vaccine

Definition / meaning of MART-1:27-35 peptide vaccine

A natural or synthetic peptide cancer vaccine consisting of amino acid residues 27 through 35 of the melanoma-associated antigen MART-1 with potential antineoplastic activity. Vaccination with MART-1:27-35 peptide may induce cytotoxic host immune responses against melanoma cells that express this peptide.

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

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