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 semisynthetic water-soluble derivative of the antineoplastic antibiotic duocarmycin B2. Activated by carboxyl esterase, pibrozelesin alkylates DNA by binding to adenine-thymine (A-T)-rich sequences in the minor groove of DNA, thereby inhibiting DNA replication and inducing apoptosis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: Duocamycin B2 Analog Code names: KW 2189
Chemical structure: Benzo(1,2-b:4,3-b')dipyrrole-1-carboxylic Acid, 8-(bromomethyl)-3,6,7,8-tetrahydro-2-methy-4-(((4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)carbonyl)oxy)-6-((5,6,7,-trimethoxy-1H-indol-2-yl)carbonyl)-, Methyl Ester (S)