antitumor antibiotic


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antitumor antibiotic

[‚an·tē′tüm·ər ‚an·tē‚bī′äd·ik]
(microbiology)
A substance, such as actinomycin, luteomycin, or mitomycin C, which is produced by microorganisms and is effective against some forms of cancer.
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The antitumor antibiotic actinomycin D is a DNA binding agent that has been studied extensively for over thirty years.
Mylotarg, a combination of gemtuzumab (IgG4k) conjugated with the cytotoxic antitumor antibiotic calicheamicin, is indicated for the treatment of patients with CD33-positive acute myeloid leukemia in first relapse who are 60 years of age or older.
Bogden AE, Neil GL, Houchens DP, Ovejera AA, Sheridan MA, Johnson RK (1979) Therapy for mouse tumors and human tumor xenografts with the antitumor antibiotic AT-125.