Pharmacological approach towards the development of indolequinone bioreductive drugs based on the clinically inactive agent EO9.

The bioreductive drug EO9 (3-hydroxy-5-aziridinyl-1-methyl-2[indole-4,7-dione]-prop-beta-en-alpha-ol) has good pharmacodynamic properties in vitro, modest anti-tumour activity in experimental tumour models, but failed to show activity in clinical trials. Understanding the reasons for its poor efficacy in vivo is important in terms of progressing second… CONTINUE READING