zorubicin

Definition / meaning of zorubicin

A benzoyl-hydrazone derivative of the anthracycline antineoplastic antibiotic daunorubicin. Zorubicin intercalates into DNA and interacts with topoisomerase II, 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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