arabinosylcytosine

<drug> An antibiotic which acts by blocking DNA synthesis. Its structure is derived from the pyrimidine cytosine by replacing the simple sugar ribose with the simple sugar arabinose. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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arabinosylcytosine

(aC, araC) Type: Term Pronunciation: a′ră-bin-ō-sil-sī′tō-sēn Definitions: 1. A compound of arabinose and cytosine, analogous to ribosylcytosine (cytidine), which inhibits the biosynthesis of DNA; used as a chemotherapeutic agent because of its antiviral and tumor-growth-inhibiting properties. &...
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