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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

3-deazauridine 
A synthetic analogue of nucleoside uridine lacking a ring nitrogen in the 3-position. 3-deazauridine inhibits cytidine synthase, thereby reducing intracellular levels of cytidine and deoxycytidine and disrupting DNA and RNA synthesis. This agent may trigger apoptosis and enhance differentiation of neoplastic cells.. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:deazauridine
Abbreviation:DAU
Chemical structures:2(1H)-pyridinone, 4-hydroxy-1-beta-D-ribofuranosyl
4-hydroxy-1-(beta-D-ribopentofuranosyl)-2-pyridone