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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

misonidazole 
A nitroimidazole with radiosensitizing and antineoplastic properties. Exhibiting high electron affinity, misonidazole induces the formation of free radicals and depletes radioprotective thiols, thereby sensitizing hypoxic cells to the cytotoxic effects of ionizing radiation. This single-strand breaks in DNA induced by this agent result in the inhibition of DNA synthesis. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Code name:Ro-07-0582
Chemical structure:1-(alpha-methoxymethyl ethanol)-2-Nitroimidazole