oral sodium phenylbutyrate

Definition / meaning of oral sodium phenylbutyrate

An orally active derivative of the short-chain fatty acid butyrate with potential antineoplastic activity. 4-Phenylbutyrate inhibits histone deacetylase, resulting in cell cycle gene expression modulation, reduced cell proliferation, increased cell differentiation, and apoptosis. This agent also initiates fragmentation of genomic DNA, resulting in decreased DNA synthesis and the inhibition of tumor cell migration and invasion.

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

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