GEM640

A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. GEM640 may block a protein called XIAP so that chemotherapy is able to kill more tumor cells. It is a type of antisense oligonucleotide. Also called AEG35156.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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  • XIAP — X linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein (XIAP) is a member of the Inhibitor of apoptosis family of proteins (IAP). IAPs were initially identified in baculoviruses, but XIAP is one of the homologous proteins found in mammals.cite journal | author …   Wikipedia

  • AEG35156 — A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. AEG35156 may block a protein called XIAP so that chemotherapy is able to kill more tumor cells. It is a type of antisense oligonucleotide. Also called GEM640 …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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