antipromoter

antipromoter

Oncology A substance that blocks the action of a promoter molecule in carcinogenesis, potentially acting at any stage in a neoplastic transformation sequence Examples Dietary fiber, vitamins A, C and E, selenium, indoles, flavones, isothiocyanates. See Tumor promoter.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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