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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

dianhydrogalactitol 
A bifunctional hexitol derivative with potential antineoplastic activity. Dianhydrogalactitol alkylates and cross-links DNA via an epoxide group during all phases of the cell cycle, resulting in disruption of DNA function and cell cycle arrest. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:dianhydrodulcitol
diepoxydulcitol
diepoxygalactitol
dulcitol diepoxide
galactitol
Abbreviation:DAG
Chemical structures:1,2,5,6 dianhydrogalactitol
1,2:5, 6-diepoxydulcitol
1,2:5,6 dianhydrogalactitol
1,2:5,6-dianhydrodulcitol
galactitol, 1,2:5,6-dianhydro- (8CI 9CI)