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.

mimotope-P10s-PADRE peptide vaccine
A peptide-based vaccine containing a carbohydrate mimetic peptide (CMP) P10s fused to the pan HLA DR-binding epitope (PADRE) peptide, with immunomoadjuvant activity and potential antineoplastic activity. Upon injection of the mimotope-P10s-PADRE peptide vaccine, the P10s peptide, which mimics gangliosides and other tumor-associated carbohydrate antigens (TACA), both stimulates a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) response towards cells expressing TACAs and induces the production of antibodies that are reactive with a broad set of TACAs. Additionally, the anti-TACA antibodies may interfere with cellular pathways involved in tumor cell survival and may induce antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) toward cells expressing TACAs. PADRE is a helper T-cell epitope that is able to increase the magnitude and duration of the CTL response. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

P10s-PADRE Vaccine