Lucanthone

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Lucanthone
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
1-{[2-(diethylamino)ethyl]amino}-4-methyl-9H-thioxanthen-9-one
Clinical data
Legal status ?
Identifiers
CAS number 479-50-5 YesY
ATC code None
PubChem CID 10180
DrugBank DB04967
ChemSpider 9772 N
UNII FC6D57000M YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:51052 N
Chemical data
Formula C20H24N2OS 
Mol. mass 340.48 g/mol
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Lucanthone is a drug used in chemotherapy. It is a prodrug and is converted to an active metabolite "hycanthone".

Mechanism of action[edit]

Hycanthone binds to acetylcholine receptors in the worm and results in increased sensitivity to stimulation by 5-HT causing increase in motility, paired worms are separated and reproduction is stopped. It cause damage of the integument and vitelline duct.