poly IC

Definition / meaning of poly IC

A synthetic polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid double-stranded RNA. Poly IC may stimulate the release of cytotoxic cytokines and, by inducing interferon-gamma production, 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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