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endostatin

[en-doh-stat-n] /ˌɛn doʊˈstæt n/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a naturally occurring protein, collagen 18, that interferes with the growth of new blood vessels: investigated for use as an anticancer drug.
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  • The versatile compound is endostatin, a human protein that inhibits angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels in the body.
  • In one striking study, mice with several different kinds of cancer were treated with injections of endostatin.

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