Pixantrone - CAS 144510-96-3
Pixantrone (BBR 2778) is an experimental antineoplastic drug.
Pixantrone is an experimental antineoplastic (anti-cancer) drug, an analogue of mitoxantrone with fewer toxic effects on cardiac tissue, It acts as a topoisomerase II poison and intercalating agent. Pixantrone may be useful in patients pretreated with anthracyclines . An in vitro crosslinking assay demonstrated that Pixantrone is efficiently activated by formaldehyde to generate covalent drug-DNA adducts capable of stabilizing double-stranded DNA in denaturing conditions. Pixantrone-DNA adduct formation is both concentration and time dependent and the reaction exhibits an absolute requirement for formaldehyde. Pixantrone exhibited a 10- to 100-fold greater propensity to generate adducts at equimolar formaldehyde and drug concentrations. Pixantrone-DNA adducts are thermally and temporally labile, yet they exhibit a greater thermal midpoint temperature and an extended half-life at 37 degrees C when compared to mitoxantrone-DNA adducts .
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