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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

dinitrophenyl 
A small molecule containing 2 phenol rings, characterized as a hapten for use in vaccine preparation. Dinitrophenyl by itself will not elicit any immune response nor bind to antigen. Dinitrophenyl compound is commonly used to couple with peptides in vaccine preparation to enhance the immunogenicity of otherwise weak immunogenic antigens. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Abbreviation:DNP