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.

cysteine-rich non-denatured whey protein isolate IMN1207
A biologically active, cysteine-rich, undenatured, bovine whey-based protein isolate with potential anti-cachexia and glutathione-enhancing properties. Upon administration of cysteine-rich whey protein isolate, cystine and glutamylcystine are taken up by cells and release free cysteine. The available cysteine allows cells to synthesize glutathione (GSH), a tripeptide made from amino acids glycine, glutamate and cysteine, thereby maintaining and increasing intracellular GSH concentrations. GSH plays a major role as an antioxidant, thereby protecting cells from oxidative damage due to harmful substances such as free radicals and reactive oxygen compounds. As IMN 1207 is rich in protein, this agent may prevent weight loss and increase body weight and strength. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:cysteine-rich protein formulation
Cysteine-Rich Whey-Derived Protein Formulation
Foreign brand name:Immunocal
Code name:IMN1207