• Dacarbazine

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Dacarbazine is an alkylating antineoplastic agent, a chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of numerous cancers including Hodgkin's lymphoma.

    CAS Number

    4342-03-4

    Molecular Formula

    C6H10N6O

    Molecular Weight

    182.18

    Mechanism of Action

    When converted to its active form, dacarbazine methylates the DNA base guanine at the O-6 position, causing DNA damage which will lead to cell death.

References

    References

    Sanada, M., Hidaka, M., Takagi, Y., Takano, T. Y., Nakatsu, Y., Tsuzuki, T., & Sekiguchi, M. (2007). Modes of actions of two types of anti-neoplastic drugs, dacarbazine and ACNU, to induce apoptosis. Carcinogenesis, 28(12), 2657-2663. doi:10.1093/carcin/bgm188

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