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.
- recombinant transforming growth factor-beta-2
A recombinant polypeptide chemically identical to or similar to the endogenous cytokine transforming growth factor-beta-2 (TGF-beta-2). TGF-beta-2 modulates cell growth and immune function and may promote or inhibit tumor growth, depending on the tumor cell type. TGF-beta-2 may also suppress host immune system recognition of and/or response to tumor cells. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms: glioblastoma-derived T-cell suppressor factor
transforming growth factor-beta 2
Abbreviation: rTGF-beta-2 Acronym: TGF-beta 2