methylene dimethane sulfonate

Definition / meaning of methylene dimethane sulfonate

A member of the homologous series of dimethane sulphonic acid esters with alkylating properties. Methylene dimethane sulfonate alkylates DNA, resulting in interstrand DNA crosslinking, inhibition of DNA replication, disruption of the cell cycle, and cell death.

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

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