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Paclitaxel (Code C1411)

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Preferred Name: Paclitaxel

Definition: A compound extracted from the Pacific yew tree Taxus brevifolia with antineoplastic activity. Paclitaxel binds to tubulin and inhibits the disassembly of microtubules, thereby resulting in the inhibition of cell division. This agent also induces apoptosis by binding to and blocking the function of the apoptosis inhibitor protein Bcl-2 (B-cell Leukemia 2). (NCI04)

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A drug used to treat breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma. It is also used together with another drug to treat non-small cell lung cancer. Paclitaxel is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It blocks cell growth by stopping cell division and may kill cancer cells. It is a type of antimitotic agent.

Display Name: Paclitaxel

Label: Paclitaxel

NCI Thesaurus Code: C1411 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0144576  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
5Beta,20-epoxy-1,2alpha,4,7beta,10beta,13alpha-hexahydroxytax-11-en-9-one, 4,10-Diacetate 2-Benzoate 13-Ester with (2R,3S)-N-Benzoyl-3-phenylisoserine
[2aR-[2a Alpha,4beta,4a beta,6beta,9alpha(alphaR*,betaS*),-11alpha,12alpha,12a alpha,12b alpha]]-beta-(benzoylamino)-alpha-hydroxybenzene-propanoic acid 6,12b-bis(acetyloxy)-12-(benzoyloxy)-1a,33,4,-41,5,6,9,10,11,12,12a,12b-dodecahydro-4,11-dihydroxy-41,8,-12,13-tetramethyl-5-oxo-7,11-methano-1H-cyclodeca[3,4]benz[1,2-b]oxet-9-yl Ester
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External Source Codes: 
CAS Registry Number 33069-62-4 (see NLM ChemIDplus info)
ChEBI ID CHEBI:45863 (see ChEBI info)
NSC Code 125973 (see NCI DTP info)
NSC Code 673089 (see NCI DTP info)
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 39762
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 39762 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0144576

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
Accepted_Therapeutic_Use_For AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma; Bladder cancer; Breast cancer; Cervical cancer; Endometrial adenocarcinoma; Esophageal cancer; Head and Neck cancer; Lung cancer; non-small cell; Lymphoma; Ovarian cancer; Prostate cancer; Testicular cancer
Chemical_Formula C47H51NO14
code C1411
Contributing_Source CTRP
Contributing_Source FDA
Legacy_Concept_Name Paclitaxel
Semantic_Type Organic Chemical
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

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Defined Fully by Roles: Yes  


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