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.

preimplantation factor PIF-1
A synthetic version, known as PIF-1, of the peptide preimplantation factor (PIF), an embryo-secreted peptide, with potential activity against graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). PIF-1 is believed to have wide-ranging activity on the immunologic system, including a whole host of immunologic changes that resemble pregnancy, in which there is neither graft-versus-host or host-versus-graft disease between the mother and the embryo. Replication of the immunologic profile of pregnancy through the administration of PIF-1 may thus benefit patients undergoing bone marrow transplant (BMT) who experience graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Native embryonic PIF has been found to have a multi-targeted effect on various aspects of the immune system, coordinated so that there is a successful embryonic implantation and a successful pregnancy. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:PIF-1 peptide