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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

inositol 
A natural sugar found in cell membrane phospholipids, plasma lipoproteins, and (as the phosphate form) in the nucleus with potential chemopreventive properties. As one of a number of intracellular phosphate compounds, inositol is involved in cell signaling and may stimulate tumor cell differentiation. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:myo-inositol
Chemical structures:cis-1,2,3,5-trans-4,6-Cyclohexanehexol
Cyclohexanehexol