poly AU

Definition / meaning of poly AU

A synthetic polyadenylic-polyuridylic acid double-stranded RNA. Poly AU may stimulate the release of cytotoxic cytokines and, by inducing the production of interferon, may increase the number and tumoricidal activities of various immunohematopoietic cells.

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

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