Lucanthone

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lucanthone
Lucanthone.png
Ball-and-stick model of the lucanthone molecule
Clinical data
ATC code
  • none
Identifiers
CAS Number
PubChem CID
DrugBank
ChemSpider
UNII
ChEBI
ECHA InfoCard 100.006.849
Chemical and physical data
Formula C20H24N2OS
Molar mass 340.48 g/mol
 NYesY (what is this?)  (verify)

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.