HuC242-DM4. Definition

Medical Definition: HuC242-DM4

Substance being studied in the treatment of some cancers. Is made by linking monoclonal antibody huC242 to a toxic substance called maytansinoid DM4 that. The monoclonal antibody locates the surface of cancer cells and binds to, and maytansinoid DM4 enters the cells and blocks their growth. It is a type of immunotoxin. Also called humanized monoclonal antibody maytansinoid DM4-conjugated huC242.

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