Corynebacterium granulosum P40

Definition / meaning of Corynebacterium granulosum P40

An insoluble fraction isolated from the bacterium Corynebacterium granulosum with potential cancer immunotherapeutic activity. As a non-specific immunostimulant, Corynebacterium granulosum P40 activates the reticulo-endothelial system; induces the production of certain cytokines; enhances macrophage activity; and potentiates a delayed-type hypersensitivity response when co-administered with an antigen.

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

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