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.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "proteasome inhibitor"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "inhibidor del proteasoma"

Medicamento que impide la acción de los proteasomas. Un proteasoma es una proteína compleja grande que ayuda a destruir otras proteínas celulares cuando ya no se necesitan. Los inhibidores del proteasoma están en estudio para el tratamiento del cáncer.