NCI Drug Dictionary
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The active form of vitamin B3 and a component of the coenzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). Niacinamide acts as a chemo- and radio-sensitizing agent by enhancing tumor blood flow, thereby reducing tumor hypoxia. This agent also inhibits poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases, enzymes involved in the rejoining of DNA strand breaks induced by radiation or chemotherapy. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Nicotinic Acid Amide
|Foreign brand names:||Nicamid |