muramyl tripeptide phosphatidylethanolamine

Definition / meaning of muramyl tripeptide phosphatidylethanolamine

A drug being studied in the treatment of young adults with bone cancer that has gotten worse or come back. Muramyl tripeptide phosphatidylethanolamine activates certain types of white blood cells and helps the immune system kill cancer cells. It is a type of immunostimulant. Also called L-MTP-PE, MEPACT, and mifamurtide.

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