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.
A synthetic diethylaminoethyl analogue of the indolocarbazole glycoside antineoplastic antibiotic rebeccamycin. Becatecarin intercalates into DNA and stabilizes the DNA-topoisomerase I complex, thereby interfering with the topoisomerase I-catalyzed DNA breakage-reunion reaction and initiating DNA cleavage and apoptosis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
rebeccamycin analogue, tartrate salt
Code names: BMS-181176
Chemical structure: 5H-indolo(2,3-a)pyrrolo(3,4-c)carbazole-5,7(6H)-dione, 1,11-dichloro-6-(2-(diethylamino)ethyl)-12,13-dihydro-12-(4-O-methyl-beta-D-glucopyranosyl)-