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DM-CHOC-PEN (Code C90539)

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Preferred Name: DM-CHOC-PEN

Definition: A cholesterol carbonate derivative of 4-demethylpenclomedine (DM-PEN) with potential antineoplastic alkylating activity. Upon intravenous administration of 4-demethylcholesteryloxycarbonylpenclomedine, the carbonium moiety binds to and alkylates DNA at the N7 guanine position, thereby causing DNA crosslinks. This prevents DNA replication, inhibits cellular proliferation and triggers apoptosis. In addition, due to its lipophilic cholesteryl moiety this agent is able to cross the blood brain barrier (BBB) and therefore can be given intravenously compared to other alkylating agents that need to be given intra-cranially.

Display Name: DM-CHOC-PEN


NCI Thesaurus Code: C90539 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: CL416220  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 664344
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 664344 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C90539
Contributing_Source CTRP
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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