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.

carubicin
An anthracycline antineoplastic antibiotic isolated from the bacterium Actinomadura carminata. Carubicin intercalates into DNA and interacts with topoisomerase II, thereby inhibiting DNA replication and repair and RNA and protein synthesis. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:carminomycin
carminomycin I
Demethyldaunomycin
Karminomitsin
karminomycin
Abbreviation:CMM
Chemical structures:(2S,3S)-3-acetyl-1,2,3,4,6,11-hexahydro-3,5,10,12-tetrahydroxy-6,11-dioxo-1-naphthacenyl 3-amino-2,3,6-trideoxy-alpha-L-lyxo-hexopyranoside
(8S-cis)-acetyl-10-[(3-amino-2,3,6-trideoxy-alpha-L-lyxo-hexopyranosyl)oxy]-7,8,9,10-tetrahydro-1,6,8,11-tetrahydroxy-5,12-naphthacenedione
4-O-demethyldaunorubicin
5,12-naphthacenedione, 8-acetyl-10-[(3-amino-2,3,6-trideoxy-.alpha-L-lyxo-hexopyranosyl)oxy]-7,8,9,10-tetrahydro-1,6,8,11-tetra-hydroxy-(8S-cis)-(8CI 9CI)
5,12-naphthacenedione, 8-acetyl-10-[(3-amino-2,3,6-trideoxy-.alpha-L-lyxo-hexopyranosyl)oxy]-7,8,9,10-tetrahydro-1,6,8,11-tetra-hydroxy-,(8S-cis)-(8CI)-(9CI)