asparaginase

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as·par·a·gin·ase

 (ə-spăr′ə-jə-nās′, -nāz′)
n.
An enzyme isolated from bacteria that catalyzes the hydrolysis of asparagine and is used in the chemotherapeutic treatment of leukemia.

asparaginase

(əˈspærədʒɪˌneɪz; əˈspærədʒɪˌneɪs)
n
(Pharmacology) an enzyme used in treating leukaemia
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Noun1.asparaginase - antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemiaasparaginase - antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemia
antineoplastic, antineoplastic drug, cancer drug - any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function
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At present, L-asparaginase is available in the market with different brand names, such as ERWINASE, CLOLAR, LEUKINE, ONCASPAR, ARR-ANON, KIDROLASE and ELSPAR.
Chemotherapy courses included aracytine, daunorubicin, etoposide, and kidrolase. The patient developed multiple white lines on the fingernails, known as Mees' lines (1), (2).
OPi's primary focus is onco-haematology, with Kidrolase (Escherichia coli-derived L-asparaginase) , and Erwinase (Erwinia chrysanthemi-derived L-asparaginase), and with a R&D portfolio of monoclonal antibodies at various stages of preclinical and clinical development.