menatetrenone

Definition / meaning of menatetrenone

A menaquinone compound and form of vitamin K2 with potential antineoplastic activity. Menatetrenone may act by modulating the signalling of certain tyrosine kinases, thereby affecting several transcription factors including c-myc and c-fos. This agent inhibits tumor cell growth by inducing apoptosis and cell cycle arrest.

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

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