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 water-soluble phosphate prodrug of N-acetylcolchinol with potential antiangiogenesis and antineoplastic activities. ZD6126 is converted in vivo into N-acetylcolchinol. N-acetylcolchinol binds to and destabilizes the tubulin cytoskeleton of endothelial cells in tumor blood vessels, which may result in tumor endothelial cel apoptosis, the selective occlusion of tumor blood vessels, cessation of tumor blood flow, and tumor necrosis. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Code name:ANG453
Chemical structure:
  • N-[(5S)-6,7-dihydro-9,10,11-trimethoxy-3-(phosphonooxy)-5H-dibenzo[a,c]cyclohepten-5-yl]acetamide
  • N-acetylcochinol-O-phosphate