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.

A heterocyclic antineoplastic antibiotic isolated from the bacterium Actinomycete strain J907-21. Elsamitrucin intercalates into DNA at guanine-cytosine (G-C)-rich sequences and inhibits topoisomerase I and II, resulting in single-strand breaks and inhibition of DNA replication. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

elsamicin A
Code name:BBM 2478A
BRN 5214813
Chemical structure:benzo(h)(1)benzopyrano(5,4,3-cde)(1)ebnzopyran-5,12-dione,10((2-O-(2-amino-2,6-dideoxy-3-O-methyl-alpha-D-galactopyranosyl)-6-deoxy-3-C-methyl-beta-D-galactopyranosyl)oxy)-6-hydroxy-1-methyl