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5-Fluoro-2'-deoxyuridine acts as an antiviral and antineoplastic agent. It is also employed for renal function diagnosis. Further, it is used as an experimental anticancer agent, which shows activity against a variety of malignant neoplasms. It is also used as an inhibitor of thymidylate synthetase and DNA synthesis. In addition to this, it plays an important role in the treatment of colorectal cancer.
Rooney, J. P.; Luz, A. L.; Gonzalez-Hunt, C. P.; Bodhicharla, R.; Ryde, I. T.; Anbalagan, C.; Meyer, J. N. Effects of 5'-fluoro-2-deoxyuridine on mitochondrial biology in Caenorhabditis elegans. Exp. Gerontol. 2014, 56, 69-76.
Kruspe, S.; Hahn, U. An Aptamer Intrinsically Comprising 5-Fluoro-2'-deoxyuridine for Targeted Chemotherapy. Mol. BioSyst. 2014, 53 (39), 10541-10544.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H302-H341-H360
Harmful if swallowed. Suspected of causing genetic defects. May damage fertility or the unborn child.
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