aniline mustard

Definition / meaning of aniline mustard

An alkylating mustard with antineoplastic activity. Aniline mustard forms covalent linkages with nucleophilic centers, resulting in depurination, base miscoding and strand scission, and crosslinking of DNA strands, all of which contribute to its cytotoxicity.

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

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