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NCI Drug Dictionary


epothilone D 
A natural polyketide compound isolated from the myxobacterium Sorangium cellulosum. Also known as desoxyepothilone B, epothilone D binds to tubulin and inhibits the disassembly of microtubules, resulting in the inhibition of mitosis, cellular proliferation, and cell motility. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:12,13-Deoxyepothilone B
desoxyepothilone B
Code name:KOS 862
Chemical structure:(4S-(4R*,7S,8R*,9R*,13Z,16R*(E)))-4,8-Dihydroxy-5,5,7,9,13-pentamethyl-16-(1-methyl-2-(2-methyl-4-thiazolyl)ethenyl)oxacyclohexadec-13-ene-2,6-dione