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NCI Drug Dictionary


HPV 16 E6 peptides vaccine/candida albicans extract 
A human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 vaccine containing four E6 peptides in combination with the extract of Candida albicans, with potential immunomodulating activity. Upon administration of HPV-16 E6 peptides vaccine/Candida albicans extract, the four HPV-16 E6 peptides and the candida albicans may activate the immune system to mount a cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response against cells expressing the E6 oncoprotein, resulting in tumor cell lysis. The HPV 16 transforming protein E6 is expressed in precancerous and malignant cervical lesions. Candida albicans allergenic extract may be used as a recall antigen to stimulate the immune system against HPV. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:HPV 16 E6 peptides vaccine/Candin