NCI Drug Dictionary

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The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

epothilone D
A natural polyketide compound isolated from the myxobacterium Sorangium cellulosum. Also known as desoxyepothilone B, epothilone D binds to tubulin and inhibits the disassembly of microtubules, resulting in the inhibition of mitosis, cellular proliferation, and cell motility. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:12,13-Deoxyepothilone B
desoxyepothilone B
Code name:KOS 862
Chemical structure:(4S-(4R*,7S,8R*,9R*,13Z,16R*(E)))-4,8-Dihydroxy-5,5,7,9,13-pentamethyl-16-(1-methyl-2-(2-methyl-4-thiazolyl)ethenyl)oxacyclohexadec-13-ene-2,6-dione