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View in Spanish: Péptido A6 derivado del activador del plasminógeno urocinasa (uPa)

Urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA)-derived peptide A6 (YOOR-oh-KY-nayz plaz-MIN-oh-jen AK-tih-vay-tur … -dih-RIVED PEP-tide
A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. Urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA)-derived peptide A6 is a small piece of a protein called urokinase (an enzyme that dissolves blood clots or prevents them from forming). It is a type of antiangiogenesis agent and a type of antimetastatic agent. Also called A6.

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