obatoclax

Definition / meaning of obatoclax

A substance being studied in the treatment of several types of cancer. Obatoclax blocks the actions of certain proteins that cells need to live and it may kill cancer cells. It is a type of apoptosis inducer, a BCL2 protein antagonist, and a BH3 mimetic.

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

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