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Glossary: proteasome inhibitor, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

proteasome inhibitor

(PROH-tee-uh-some in-HIH-bih-ter)

A drug that blocks the action of proteasomes. A proteasome is a large protein complex that helps destroy other cellular proteins when they are no longer needed. Proteasome inhibitors are being studied in the treatment of cancer.

2004-11-22