angiostatin

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an·gi·o·stat·in

 (ăn′jē-ō-stăt′n)
n.
A naturally occurring protein with potent antiangiogenic properties that is formed from the cleavage of plasminogen and has been investigated for use in cancer treatment.

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Researchers at a leading cancer center in Canada have found these compounds to possess activity similar to human angiostatins in one in vitro model.
For example, ACE inhibitors and ARBs are potent angiostatins in their own right, which should improve the efficacy of the angiostatins being developed against tumor blood vessels.