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NCI Drug Dictionary


A triterpene quassinoid antineoplastic antibiotic isolated from the plant Brucea antidysenterica. Bruceantin inhibits the peptidyl transferase elongation reaction, resulting in decreased protein and DNA synthesis. Bruceantin also has antiamoebic and antimalarial activity. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Chemical structures:[11beta,12alpha,15beta(E)]-15-[(3,4-dimethyl-1-oxo-2-pentenyl)oxy]-13,20-epoxy-3,11,12-trihydroxy-2,16-dioxopicras-3-en-21-oic acid methyl ester
2H-3, 11c-(epoxymethano)phenanthro[10,1-bc]pyran, picras-3-en-21-oic Acid Derivative
picras-3-en-21-oic Acid, 15-[(3,4-dimethyl-1-oxo-2-pentenyl)oxy]-13,20-epoxy-3,11, 12-trihydroxy-2,16-dioxo-, methyl ester, (11.beta.,12.alpha,15.beta.(E))