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.

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