pVAXrcPSAv53l vaccine

Definition / meaning of pVAXrcPSAv53l vaccine

A cancer vaccine containing xenogenic DNA from rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) that encodes prostate specific antigen (PSA) with potential immunostimulating and antineoplastic activities. Upon repeated intradermal administration via electroporation, pVAXrcPSAv53l vaccine may induce a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) response against PSA-expressing prostate cancer cells. Rhesus PSA is 89% homologous to human PSA.

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

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