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.
- liposome-encapsulated recombinant human enzyme Cu/Zn superoxide-dismutase
A topical hydrophilic gel containing a recombinant form of the human Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1), a cytoplasmic antioxidant enzyme, encapsulated in liposomes with potential anti-inflammatory and adjuvant activities. Upon application of liposome-encapsulated recombinant human Cu/Zn SOD as a thin film on the irradiated area, the recombinant SOD1 is released and scavenges free oxygen radicals, thereby protecting cells from oxidative stress. This may prevent radiation-induced dermatitis as well as other types of skin reactions.
Synonym: liposome-encapsulated recombinant human enzyme Cu/Zn SOD Foreign brand name: Lipoxysan Code name: APN201