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NCI Drug Dictionary


G-quadruplex stabilizer BMVC 
A carbazole derivative (3,6-bis[2-(1-methylpyridinium)vinyl]carbazole diiodide) that selectively targets to the G-quadruplex DNA structure, used as a fluorescent probe for cancer cytological diagnosis and with potential antitumor activity. G-quadruplex stabilizer BMVC, preferentially uptaken by cancer cells, binds to and stabilizes the telomeric G-quadruplex structure at the end of DNA; when visualized with fluorescent imaging device, BMVC emits bright fluorescent light and can be used to differentiate tumor cells from normal cells. The BMVC/G-quadruplex complexes also interfere with the activity of telomerase, which is highly active in tumor cells and plays a key role in tumorigenesis while expressed at very low levels in most somatic cells. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Code name:BMVC
Chemical structures:3,6-bis (1-methyl-4-vinylpyridinium) carbazole diiodide
3,6-bis[2-(1-methylpyridinium)vinyl]carbazole diiodide