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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

flavone acetic acid 
A synthetic flavonoid with vascular targeting properties. Flavone acetic acid exhibits an antiproliferative effect on endothelial cells as a result of a superoxide-dependent mechanism, which induces changes in permeability of the vasculature of the tumor. This agent may stimulate tumor necrosis and promote shunting of blood flow to viable regions of the tumor, increasing their oxygenation and rendering them more susceptible to the antitumor effects of hyperthermia and ionizing radiation. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Abbreviation:FAA
Code name:LM 975
Chemical structures:4H-1-benzopyran-8-acetic acid, 4-oxo-2-phenyl
flavone-8-acetic acid