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.

A synthetic nucleoside analogue of deoxycytidine. Dihydro-5-azacytidine inhibits DNA methyltransferase, thereby interfering with abnormal DNA methylation patterns that are associated with genetic instability in some tumor cells. Inhibition of this enzyme may restore expression of tumor-suppressor genes and result in antitumor activity. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Chemical structures:1,3,5-triazin-2(1H)-one, 4-amino-3, 6-dihydro-1-beta-D-ribofuranosyl monohydrochloride
5,6-dihydro-5-azacytidine HCl
5,6-dihydro-5-azacytidine hydrochloride