endostatin

[en-doh-stat-n]
noun Biochemistry.
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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