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NCI Drug Dictionary


A synthetic pentapeptide which is the active site of the naturally occurring hormone thymopoietin with immunomodulating properties. Thymopentin enhances the production of thymic T cells and may help restore immunocompetence in immunosuppressed subjects. This agent also augments the effects of ionizing radiation by arresting cancer cells in the G2/M phase of the cell cycle. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Immunox
Foreign brand names:Mepentil
Chemical structure:N-(N-(N-(N(2)-L-Arginyl-L-Lysyl)-L-alpha-Aspartyl)-L-Valyl)-L-tyrosine