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Cytosine arabinoside

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Cytosine arabinoside: An antimetabolite analogue of cytidine with a modified sugar moiety (arabinose instead of ribose). Cytosine arabinoside is converted to the triphosphate form within the cell and then competes with cytidine for incorporation into DNA. Because the arabinose sugar sterically hinders the rotation of the molecule within DNA, DNA replication ceases, specifically during the S phase of the cell cycle. This agent also inhibits DNA polymerase, resulting in a decrease in DNA replication and repair. (NCI04)
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Cytosine arabinoside: class of pyrimidine nucleoside analogs used mainly in the treatment of leukemia, especially acute non-lymphoblastic leukemia; antimetabolite antineoplastic agents that inhibit the synthesis of DNA with actions specific for the S phase of the cell cycle; also have antiviral and immunosuppressant properties.
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