NCI Drug Dictionary

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The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

thymopentin
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
Sintomodulina
Timunox
Chemical structure:N-(N-(N-(N(2)-L-Arginyl-L-Lysyl)-L-alpha-Aspartyl)-L-Valyl)-L-tyrosine