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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

larotaxel 
A semi-synthetic derivative of the taxane 10-deacetylbaccatin III with potential antineoplastic activities. Larotaxel binds to tubulin, promoting microtubule assembly and stabilization and preventing microtubule depolymerization, thereby inhibiting cell proliferation. As it represents poor substrate for P-glycoprotein-related drug resistance mechanisms, this agent may be useful for treating multi-drug resistant tumors. Larotaxel penetrates the blood brain barrier. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:RPR 109881
RPR 109881A
Code names:RPR 109881
RPR 109881A
XRP9881