Evidence for oxidative activation of mitoxantrone in human, pig, and rat.


A new metabolite of mitoxantrone in human, rat, and pig urine has been discovered by means of HPLC. The metabolite has been isolated by preparative HPLC from patient urine and is characterized by tandem mass spectrometry and UV-visible spectroscopy as 8,11-dihydroxy-4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-6-[[2-[(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]ethyl] amino]-1,2,3,4,7,12-hexahydronaphtho… (More)