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 triterpene quassinoid antineoplastic antibiotic isolated from the plant Brucea antidysenterica. Bruceantin inhibits the peptidyl transferase elongation reaction, resulting in decreased protein and DNA synthesis. Bruceantin also has antiamoebic and antimalarial activity. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Chemical structure:
  • [11beta,12alpha,15beta(E)]-15-[(3,4-dimethyl-1-oxo-2-pentenyl)oxy]-13,20-epoxy-3,11,12-trihydroxy-2,16-dioxopicras-3-en-21-oic acid methyl ester
  • 2H-3, 11c-(epoxymethano)phenanthro[10,1-bc]pyran, picras-3-en-21-oic Acid Derivative
  • picras-3-en-21-oic Acid, 15-[(3,4-dimethyl-1-oxo-2-pentenyl)oxy]-13,20-epoxy-3,11, 12-trihydroxy-2,16-dioxo-, methyl ester, (11.beta.,12.alpha,15.beta.(E))