Lucanthone

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Lucanthone
Lucanthone.png
Ball-and-stick model of the lucanthone molecule
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ECHA InfoCard100.006.849 Edit this at Wikidata
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FormulaC20H24N2OS
Molar mass340.48 g/mol
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Lucanthone is a drug used in chemotherapy. It is a prodrug and is converted to the 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 causes damage of the integument and vitelline duct.