NCI Drug Dictionary
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.
- didemnin B
A cyclic depsipeptide extracted from the Caribbean tunicate Trididemnum cyanophorum. Didemnin B activates caspase, thereby inducing apoptosis, and prevents eukaryotic elongation factor 2 (eEF-2)-dependent translocation, thereby inhibiting protein synthesis. This agent also has immunosuppressive and antiviral properties. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: didemnin Chemical structure:
- 15H-pyrrolol[2,1-f][1,15,4,7,10,20]dioxatetraazacyclotri-cosine, Cyclic Peptide Deriv. (9CI)
- 1-oxoheptyl]oxy]-2,5-dimethyl-1,3-dioxohexyl]-L-leucyl]- L-prolyl]-N,O-dimethyl-, .phi.-lactone (9CI)
- L-tyrosine, N-[1-[N-[4-[[3-Hydroxy-4-[[N-[N-[1-(2-hydroxy-1-oxopropyl)- L-prolyl]-N-methyl-L-leucyl]-L-threonyl]amino-5-methyl-1-oxoheptyl]oxy]-2,5-dimethyl-1,3-dioxohexyl]-L-leucyl]- L-prolyl]-N,O-dimethyl-, .phi.-lactone (9CI)