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.

mitomycin C
Patient Information A methylazirinopyrroloindoledione antineoplastic antibiotic isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces caespitosus and other Streptomyces bacterial species. Bioreduced mitomycin C generates oxygen radicals, alkylates DNA, and produces interstrand DNA cross-links, thereby inhibiting DNA synthesis. Preferentially toxic to hypoxic cells, mitomycin C also inhibits RNA and protein synthesis at high concentrations. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:mitomycine C
mitomycin-X
US brand names:Mitozytrex
Mutamycin
Foreign brand names:Ametycine
Mitocin-C
Mitolem
Mito-Medac
Mutamycine
Abbreviations:MITC
MITO
MITO-C
MTC
Code name:NCI-C04706
Chemical structures:(1aS,8S,8aR,8bS)]-6-Amino-8-[[(aminocarbonyl)oxy]methyl]-1,1a,2,8,8a,8b-hexahydro-8a-methoxy-5-methylazirino[2',3':3,4]pyrrolo[1,2-a]indole-4,7-dione
[1aS-(1a alpha,8beta,8a alpha,8b alpha)]-6-amino-8-[[(aminocarbonyl)oxy]methyl]-1,1a,2,8,8a,8b-hexahydro-8a-methoxy-5-methylazirino[2',3':3,4]pyrrolo[1,2-a]indole-4,7-dione