Pirarubicin

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Pirarubicin
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Clinical data
Synonyms(9S)-7-[(2R,4S,5S,6S)-4-amino-6-methyl-5-[(2R)-oxan-2-yl]oxyoxan-2-yl]oxy-6,9,11-trihydroxy-9-(2-hydroxyacetyl)-4-methoxy-8,10-dihydro-7H-tetracene-5,12-dione
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  • In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
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Chemical and physical data
FormulaC32H37NO12
Molar mass627.63 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)
Melting point188 to 192 °C (370 to 378 °F) (decomposes)
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Pirarubicin (INN) is an anthracycline drug. An analogue of the anthracycline antineoplastic antibiotic doxorubicin. Pirarubicin intercalates into DNA and interacts with topoisomerase II, thereby inhibiting DNA replication and repair and RNA and protein synthesis. This agent is less cardiotoxic than doxorubicin and exhibits activity against some doxorubicin-resistant cell lines.