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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

bromodeoxyuridine 
A halogenated thymidine analogue with potential antineoplastic and radiosensitizing activities. Bromodeoxyuridine competes with thymidine for incorporation into DNA, resulting in DNA mutation and the inhibition of cell proliferation. As a radiosensitizer, this agent is associated with the inhibition of repair of radiation-induced DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:5-bromodeoxyuridine
broxuridine
Abbreviations:5-BrdU
BrdU
Chemical structure:5-bromouracil-2-deoxyriboside