The Power and Potential of Doxorubicin‐DNA Adducts

@article{Cutts2005ThePA,
  title={The Power and Potential of Doxorubicin‐DNA Adducts},
  author={S. Cutts and A. Nudelman and A. Rephaeli and D. Phillips},
  journal={IUBMB Life},
  year={2005},
  volume={57}
}
Doxorubicin (trade name Adriamycin) is a widely used anticancer agent which exhibits good activity against a wide range of tumors. Although the major mode of action appears to be normally as a topoisomerase II poison, it also exhibits a number of other cellular responses, one of which is the ability to form adducts with DNA. For adduct formation doxorubicin must react with cellular formaldehyde to form an activated Schiff base which is then able to form an aminal (N‐C‐N) linkage to the… Expand
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