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methoxsalen 
A naturally occurring substance isolated from the seeds of the plant Ammi majus with photoactivating properties. As a member of the family of compounds known as psoralens or furocoumarins, methoxsalen's exact mechanism of action is unknown; upon photoactivation, methoxsalen has been observed to bind covalently to and crosslink DNA. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:8-methoxypsoralen
Methoxypsoralen
US brand names:Ammoidin
Oxsoralen
Oxsoralen-Ultra
Uvadex
Xanthotoxin
Foreign brand names:Deltasoralen
Dermox
Geralen
Geroxalen
Meladinina
Meladinine
Metoxaleno
Mopsoralen
Puvasoralen
Ultramop
Abbreviation:8-MOP
Chemical structure:9-Methoxy-7H-furo[3,2-g][1]benzopyran-7-one