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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

didemnin B 
A cyclic depsipeptide extracted from the Caribbean tunicate Trididemnum cyanophorum. Didemnin B activates caspase, thereby inducing apoptosis, and prevents eukaryotic elongation factor 2 (eEF-2)-dependent translocation, thereby inhibiting protein synthesis. This agent also has immunosuppressive and antiviral properties. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:didemnin
Chemical structures:15H-pyrrolol[2,1-f][1,15,4,7,10,20]dioxatetraazacyclotri-cosine, Cyclic Peptide Deriv. (9CI)
1-oxoheptyl]oxy]-2,5-dimethyl-1,3-dioxohexyl]-L-leucyl]- L-prolyl]-N,O-dimethyl-, .phi.-lactone (9CI)
L-tyrosine, N-[1-[N-[4-[[3-Hydroxy-4-[[N-[N-[1-(2-hydroxy-1-oxopropyl)- L-prolyl]-N-methyl-L-leucyl]-L-threonyl]amino-5-methyl-1-oxoheptyl]oxy]-2,5-dimethyl-1,3-dioxohexyl]-L-leucyl]- L-prolyl]-N,O-dimethyl-, .phi.-lactone (9CI)