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A synthetic indolocarbazole with antineoplastic activity. Edotecarin inhibits the enzyme topoisomerase I through stabilization of the DNA-enzyme complex and enhanced single-strand DNA cleavage, resulting in inhibition of DNA replication and decreased tumor cell proliferation. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
|Chemical structure:||6-N-(1-hydroxymethyla-2-hydroxy)ethylamino-12,13-dihydro-13-(beta-D-gluco pyranosyl)-5H-indolo[2,3-a]-pyrrolol[3,4-c]-carbazole-5,7(6H)-dione|