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.

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fluorescein-conjugated Wisteria floribunda lectin
A fluorescein conjugated to a preparation of lectin(s) extracted from the seeds of Wisteria floribunda (Japanese wisteria), with potential use as a diagnostic agent. Upon administration of fluorescein-conjugated Wisteria floribunda lectin, the lectin moiety preferentially targets and binds to carbohydrate structures containing N-acetylgalactosamine and galactose residues overexpressed on certain tumor cell surfaces. Using white and fluorescent light, tumor cells with increased lectin-binding affinity can be visualized or imaged. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:fluorescein-labeled WFA
fluorescein-labeled WFL
fluorescein-labeled Wisteria floribunda lectin