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NCI Drug Dictionary


A complex of polyethylene glycol conjugated with human recombinant cytokine interleukin-2 (IL-2) with antineoplastic activity. PEG-interleukin-2 induces natural killer (NK) cell activity and the production of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma), and enhances T cell-mediated cytotoxicity. Pegylation of IL-2 protects the cytokine from degradation. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:polyethylene glycol-modified recombinant interleukin-2