"Dactinomycin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A compound composed of a two CYCLIC PEPTIDES attached to a phenoxazine that is derived from STREPTOMYCES parvullus. It binds to DNA and inhibits RNA synthesis (transcription), with chain elongation more sensitive than initiation, termination, or release. As a result of impaired mRNA production, protein synthesis also declines after dactinomycin therapy. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1993, p2015)
- Cosmegen Lyovac
- Lyovac, Cosmegen
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