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becatecarin 
A synthetic diethylaminoethyl analogue of the indolocarbazole glycoside antineoplastic antibiotic rebeccamycin. Becatecarin intercalates into DNA and stabilizes the DNA-topoisomerase I complex, thereby interfering with the topoisomerase I-catalyzed DNA breakage-reunion reaction and initiating DNA cleavage and apoptosis. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:DEAE-rebeccamycin
rebeccamycin analogue
rebeccamycin analogue, tartrate salt
Code names:BMS-181176
BMY-27557-14
XL119
Chemical structure:5H-indolo(2,3-a)pyrrolo(3,4-c)carbazole-5,7(6H)-dione, 1,11-dichloro-6-(2-(diethylamino)ethyl)-12,13-dihydro-12-(4-O-methyl-beta-D-glucopyranosyl)-