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.

azaserine
A naturally occurring serine derivative diazo compound with antineoplastic properties, Azaserine functions as a purine antagonist and glutamine analogue (glutamine amidotransferase inhibitor) that competitively inhibits pathways in which glutamine is metabolized. An antibiotic and antitumor agent, Azaserine is used in clinical studies as a potential antineoplastic agent. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:diazoacetate (ester) L-Serine
diazoacetic acid ester with serine
diazoacetylserine
serine diazoacetate
Abbreviations:AZAS
AZS
Code names:CL-337
CN-15757
P-165
Chemical structures:L-diazoacetate (ester) serine
L-serine diazoacetate (ester)
O-diazoacetyl-L-serine