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The agent paclitaxel linked to a biodegradable, water-soluble polyglutamate polymer with antineoplastic properties. The polyglutamate residue increases the water solubility of paclitaxel and allows delivery of higher doses than those achievable with paclitaxel alone. Paclitaxel promotes microtubule assembly and prevents microtubule depolymerization, thus interfering with normal mitosis. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
|Synonyms:||paclitaxel-polyglutamate polymer |
polyglutamic acid paclitaxel
Poly-L-Glutamic acid-Paclitaxel Conjugate
|US brand name:||Xyotax|