cartilage-derived inhibitor

cartilage-derived inhibitor

Fringe oncology
An angiogenic macroprotein abundant in shark cartilage, which allegedly decreased tumour formation in sharks.
 
Molecular medicine
A natural anti-angiogenesis factor for treating solid tumours, which was being developed in the mid-1990s by Boston Life Sciences. The data on the efficacy of cartilage proved compellingly underwhelming enough that all work on developing such products for treating cancer was abandoned.
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