Definition

An anthracenedione-derived antineoplastic agent.

Description

Mitoxantrone is only found in individuals that have used or taken this drug. It is an anthracenedione-derived antineoplastic agent. Mitoxantrone, a DNA-reactive agent that intercalates into deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) through hydrogen bonding, causes crosslinks and strand breaks. Mitoxantrone also interferes with ribonucleic acid (RNA) and is a potent inhibitor of topoisomerase II, an enzyme responsible for uncoiling and repairing damaged DNA. It has a cytocidal effect on both proliferating and nonproliferating cultured human cells, suggesting lack of cell cycle phase specificity.

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Mitoxantrone Interacts with Diseases

Mitoxantrone Interacts with Genes