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View in Spanish: Mesilato de obatoclax

Obatoclax mesylate (oh-BAT-oh-klax MEH-zih-layt)
A substance being studied in the treatment of several types of cancer. It is a form of obatoclax, which blocks the activity of certain proteins needed for cells to live and may cause tumor cells to die. It is a type of apoptosis inducer.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.