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.

An antibiotic and adenosine analog isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces tubercidicus with potential antineoplastic activity. Tubercidin is incorporated into DNA and inhibits polymerases, thereby inhibiting DNA replication and RNA and protein synthesis. This agent also exhibits antifungal and antiviral activities. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Code name:U-10071
Chemical structure:
  • 4-amino-7-beta-D-ribofuranosyl-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine
  • 7-beta-D-ribofuranosyl-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-amine
  • 7-deazaadenosine