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Introduction: Carboplatin

Description of Carboplatin

Carboplatin: An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called platinum compounds.
Source: National Institute of Health

Carboplatin: A second-generation platinum compound with a broad spectrum of antineoplastic properties. Carboplatin contains a platinum atom complexed with two ammonia groups and a cyclobutane-dicarboxyl residue. This agent is activated intracellularly to form reactive platinum complexes that bind to nucleophilic groups such as GC-rich sites in DNA, thereby inducing intrastrand and interstrand DNA cross-links, as well as DNA-protein cross-links. These carboplatin-induced DNA and protein effects result in apoptosis and cell growth inhibition. This agent possesses tumoricidal activity similar to that of its parent compound, cisplatin, but is more stable and less toxic. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Carboplatin: organoplatinum compound with antineoplastic activity.
Source: CRISP

Carboplatin: An organoplatinum compound that possesses antineoplastic activity.
Source: MeSH 2007

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