In vitro metabolism of a new anticancer agent, 6-N-formylamino-12, 13-dihydro-1,11-dihydroxy-13-(beta-D-glucopyranosil)5H-indolo+ ++[2,3-a]pyrrolo[3,4-c]carbazole-5,7(6H)-dione (NB-506), in mice, rats, dogs, and humans.


The metabolism of 6-N-formylamino-12,13-dihydro-1, 11-dihydroxy-13-(beta-D-glucopyranosil)5H-indolo [2,3-a]pyrrolo [3, 4-c]carbazole-5,7(6H)-dione (NB-506), a potent inhibitor of DNA topoisomerase I, was characterized in mice, rats, dogs, and humans in vitro. NB-506 was deformylated to ED-501 in mouse and rat plasma with enzyme activity of 140 and 116 pmol… (More)