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What does DFMO stand for?

DFMO stands for Difluoromethylornithine

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In Detroit, Malia is receiving a new experimental treatment using difluoromethylornithine, or DFMO, which is already approved for use for African sleeping sickness and is being used in cancer trials, since it inhibits a key protein in tumor growth.
Control of nucleic acid and protein synthesis in developing brain, kidney, and heart of the neonatal rat: effects of a difluoromethylornithine, a specific, irreversible inhibitor of' ornithine decarboxvlase.
Currently under investigation are epigallocatechin gallate, a green tea catechin with antioxidant, sunscreen, and UVB signal transduction-blocking activity; perillyl alcohol, a monoterpene derived from citrus peel that inhibits Ras farnesylation; difluoromethylornithine (DFMO), an inhibitor of ornithine decarboxylase and polyamines; retinoids that target retinoid X receptors and AP-1 activity; and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents that inhibit cyclooxygenase and prostaglandin synthesis.