NCI Drug Dictionary
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.
- liposomal c-raf antisense oligonucleotide
The liposomal formulation of a c-raf-1 antisense oligonucleotide, with potential antineoplastic activity. Liposomal c-raf antisense oligonucleotide targets the translation initiation site of human c-raf-1 mRNA, thereby blocking the expression and production of Raf-1 protein and thus inhibits tumor cell growth and development. Raf-1 plays a key role in the RAF/MEK/ERK signaling pathway, which regulates mammalian cell proliferation and growth. The liposomal formulation increases the solubility of the c-raf antisense oligonucleotide, thus improving its pharmacodynamic profile. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms: c-raf antisense oligodeoxynucleotide liposome
liposome-encapsulated c-raf antisense oligodeoxynucleotide