7-cyanoquinocarcinol

Definition / meaning of 7-cyanoquinocarcinol

A semisynthetic analogue of the Streptomyces melanovinaceus-derived tetracyclic antitumor antibiotic quinocarmycin with potential antineoplastic activity. Quinocarmycin belongs to the naphthyridinomycin/saframycin class of antitumor antibiotics. These antibiotics appear to act through DNA alkylation.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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