p53 peptide vaccine

Definition / meaning of p53 peptide vaccine

A peptide-based cancer vaccine composed of amino acids 264 to 272 of the wild-type protein encoded by the P53 gene. p53 peptide vaccine may elicit an HLA-A2.1-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocyte immune response against tumor cells that overexpress p53 protein.

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

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