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paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation
A Cremophor EL-free, albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation of the natural taxane paclitaxel with antineoplastic activity. Paclitaxel binds to and stabilizes microtubules, preventing their depolymerization and so inhibiting cellular motility, mitosis, and replication. This formulation solubilizes paclitaxel without the use of the solvent Cremophor, thereby permitting the administration of larger doses of paclitaxel while avoiding the toxic effects associated with Cremophor. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
|Synonyms:||Albumin-Stabilized Nanoparticle Paclitaxel |
nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel
|US brand name:||Abraxane|