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A semisynthetic derivative of podophyllotoxin with antineoplastic activity. Teniposide forms a ternary complex with the enzyme topoisomerase II and DNA, resulting in dose-dependent single- and double-stranded breaks in DNA, DNA: protein cross-links, inhibition of DNA strand religation, and cytotoxicity. This agent acts in the late S or early G phase of the cell cycle. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
|US brand name:||Vumon|
|Foreign brand name:||Vehem|
|Chemical structures:||[5R-[5Alpha,5a beta,8a alpha, 9beta(R*)]]-5,8,8a,9-tetrahydro-5-(4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-9-[[4,6-O-(2-thienylmethylene)-beta-D-glucopyranosyl]oxy]furo[3',4':6,7]-naphtho[2,3-d]-1,3-dioxol-6(5aH)-one |