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Immunotherapy Regimen MKC-1106-MT (Code C77971)

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Preferred Name: Immunotherapy Regimen MKC-1106-MT

Definition: An immunotherapy regimen containing three components: a plasmid encoding portions of the two melanoma-associated antigens Melan A (also called MART-1) and tyrosinase and two synthetic analogs of Melan-A and tyrosinase antigen epitopes with potential immunostimulating and antitumor activities. First, the plasmid is injected directly into lymph nodes in order to sensitize or prime antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and central memory T cells in lymph nodes to plasmid-expressed Melan A and tyrosinase. After several priming injections with plasmids, the Melan A and tyrosinase synthetic epitope analogs are injected directly into lymph nodes; upon binding to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules on APC cell surfaces, these synthetic epitope analogs may stimulate a "primed" cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response against melanoma tumor cells, resulting in tumor cell lysis. Melan-A and tyrosinase are overexpressed by melanoma tumor cells.

Display Name: Immunotherapy Regimen MKC-1106-MT

Label: Immunotherapy Regimen MKC-1106-MT

NCI Thesaurus Code: C77971 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: CL386958  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Immunotherapy Regimen MKC-1106-MT

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 598417
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 598417 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C77971
Contributing_Source CTRP
Legacy_Concept_Name MKC-1106-MT
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

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Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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