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, broad-spectrum tetracycline with antimicrobial activity. Doxycycline binds reversibly to the 30S ribosomal subunit and possibly to the 50S ribosomal subunit, blocking the binding of aminoacyl-tRNA to the mRNA-ribosome complex, which results in an inhibition of bacterial protein synthesis. In addition, this agent may inhibit collagenase activity. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: Doxycycline Monohydrate US brand name: Vibramycin