NCI Drug Dictionary

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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.

iodine I 124-labeled anti-phosphatidylserine monoclonal antibody PGN650
A radioimmunoconjugate composed of the F(ab')2 fragment of human monoclonal antibody PGN650 against phosphatidylserine (PS) labeled with the radioisotope iodine I 124, with potential imaging activity upon positron-emission tomography (PET). Upon administration, the MoAb moiety of PGN650 binds to exposed PS on tumor cells, thereby allowing for the visualization of tumors upon PET. This may facilitate the assessment of the effectiveness of antitumor agents. The phospholipid PS is normally located on the inner leaflet of the plasma membrane of healthy cells but is flipped to the outer leaflet in the endothelial lining of the tumor vasculature and other tumor cells in response to chemo- or radio- treatments in addition to oxidative stress. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:I-124 anti-PS MoAb PNG650
Abbreviation:I-124 anti-PS MoAb PNG650
I-124 PGN650