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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

liarozole fumarate 
The orally active fumarate salt of the benzimidazole derivative liarozole with potential antineoplastic activity. As a retinoic acid metabolism blocking agent (RAMBA), liarozole inhibits cytochrome P450-dependent all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA)-4-hydroxylase, resulting in an increase in endogenous ATRA production, inhibition of cell proliferation, and induction of cell differentiation. This agent also inhibits aromatase, the enzyme that catalyzes the final, rate-limiting step in estrogen biosynthesis. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Liazal
Code name:R75251