Camptothecin is a DNA topoisomerase I inhibitor. Camptothecin inhibits topo I by blocking the rejoining step of the cleavage/religation reaction of topo-I, resulting in accumulation of a covalent reaction intermediate, the cleavable complex. Camptothecin induces extensive single strand DNA breaks in reactions containing purified mammalian DNA topoisomerase I. DNA breakage in vitro is immediate and reversible. Camptothecin showed remarkable anticancer activity in preliminary clinical trials.
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Mechanism of action of camptothecin.
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Camptothecin derivatives induce regression of human ovarian carcinomas grown in nude mice and distinguish between non-tumorigenic and tumorigenic cells in vitro.
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Camptothecin induces protein-linked DNA breaks via mammalian DNA topoisomerase I.
Hsiang YH, et al. J Biol Chem. 1985 Nov 25;260(27):14873-8. PMID: 2997227.
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