In English | En español
Questions About Cancer? 1-800-4-CANCER

NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

liposomal topotecan hydrochloride 
The hydrochloride salt of a semisynthetic derivative of camptothecin mixed with sphingomyelin/cholesterol and sonicated to form small unilamellar vesicles containing topotecan, with potential antineoplastic activity. Liposomal opotecan hydrochloride mediates efficient drug delivery of topotecan into the cytosol from the endosome compartment. During the S phase of the cell cycle, topotecan selectively stabilizes topoisomerase I-DNA covalent complexes, inhibiting religation of topoisomerase I-mediated single-strand DNA breaks and producing potentially lethal double-strand DNA breaks when complexes are encountered by the DNA replication machinery. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:topotecan hydrochloride liposomes
US brand name:Brakiva