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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autologous pluripotent ALDHbr stem cells ALD-451
A specific population of autologous, pluripotent bone marrow derived cells that express high levels of the cytosolic enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) with potential protective and neuro-cognition improving activity. Expression of high levels of ALDH is an indicator of the biological activity in heterogenous early stage stem cells. Upon intravenous administration, these ALDH bright cells may protect normal cells and may repair damaged cells. These cells may also protect brain cells from damage and may improve neurocognition. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:ALD-451 bright cells
Code name:ALD-451