duborimycin

Definition / meaning of duborimycin

An anthracycline antineoplastic antibiotic with therapeutic effects similar to those of doxorubicin. Duborimycin exhibits cytotoxic activity through topoisomerase-mediated interaction with DNA, thereby inhibiting DNA replication and repair and RNA and protein synthesis.

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

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