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  • n  antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemia

  • Among almost a dozen chemicals which have a selective damaging effect on cancer cells, L-asparaginase is unique in one respect: its action is so much more selective that it .
  • Of all the drugs that physicians now use to treat various forms of cancer, by far the most promising is the enzyme "L"-asparaginase.
  • Both asparagine and asparaginase come in two forms, which are distinguished by whether their crystals make a beam of light rotate to the right (dextro, abbreviated to the letter .

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