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.

bizelesin
A synthetic cyclopropylpyrroloindole antineoplastic antibiotic. Bizelesin binds to the minor groove of DNA and induces interstrand cross-linking of DNA, thereby inhibiting DNA replication and RNA synthesis. Bizelesin also enhances p53 and p21 induction and triggers G2/M cell-cycle arrest, resulting in cell senescence without apoptosis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Code name:U-77779
Chemical structure:benzo(1,2-b:4,3-b')dipyrrol-4-ol,6,6'-(carbonylbis(imino-1H-indole-5,2-diylcarbonyl))bis(8-(chloromethyl)-3,6,7,8-tetrahydro-1-methyl-,(S-(R*,R*))