Agent widely used for testicular, head and neck as well as some of the pelvic and lung cancers.
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Any of a group of glycopeptide antibiotics from Streptomyces verticillus. Blocks cell division in G2: used to synchronize the division of cells in culture and as an antiproliferative agent in oncology.
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An antibiotic which came from the bacteria Streptomyces verticellus and is used to treat a variety of cancers, including Hodgkin's disease and cancers of the testicles. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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(ble″o-mi´sin) an antitumor antibiotic obtained from cultures of Streptomyces verticellus. It binds to DNA and causes single-strand breaks and double-strand scissions, impairing DNA synthesis and inhibiting RNA and protein synthesis. Administered by injection as the sulfate salt to treat lymp...
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(from the article `drug`) Antineoplastic antibiotics (doxorubicin, daunorubicin, bleomycin, mitomycin, and dactinomycin) are derived from Streptomyces species. While they may ...
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== History == Bleomycin was first discovered in 1966 when the Japanese scientist Hamao Umezawa found anticancer activity while screening culture filtrates of S. verticullus. Umezawa published his discovery in 1966. The drug was launched in Japan by Nippon Kayaku in 1969. In the US, bleomycin gained...
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The active ingredient in a drug that is used to treat many types of cancer and is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. It comes from the bacterium Streptomyces verticillus. Bleomycin damages DNA and may kill rapidly growing cancer cells. It is a type of antineoplastic antibiotic....
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