Doxorubicin is one of the most effective neoplastic drugs, and is mainly used in combination with other drugs for treating solid tumors.
This drug is used for leukemia, various sarcomas, practically every type of cancer, neuroblastomas, leukoses, and lymphomas. Synonyms of this drug are adriacin, adriablastin, and others.
Daunorubicin: Daunorubicin, 9-acetyl-7,8,9,10-tetrahydro-6,7,9,11-tetrahdroxy-4-met-hoxy-5,12-naphthacenequinon-7-(3-amino-5-methyl-2,3-dideoxy-L-lixopyranozide) (30.3.4), was isolated from a cultured fluid of S. peucetius [101-104], and was later synthesized [105-108].
The mechanism of action of daunorubicin and the indications for use are exactly the same as those of doxorubicin. Synonyms of this drug are daunoblastina, rubomycin, and cerubidine.
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