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Folic acid antagonists

Introduction: Folic acid antagonists

Description of Folic acid antagonists

Folic acid antagonists: Compounds with chemical structures similar to folic acid, a key component in cell proliferation, which interfere with folic acid metabolism. Folate antagonists inhibit one or more folate-dependent enzymes, resulting in decreased DNA, RNA and protein synthesis. (NCI)
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Folic acid antagonists: Inhibitors of the enzyme, dihydrofolate reductase (TETRAHYDROFOLATE DEHYDROGENASE), which converts dihydrofolate (FH2) to tetrahydrofolate (FH4). They are frequently used in cancer chemotherapy. (From AMA, Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p2033).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Folic acid antagonists

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Hierarchical classifications of Folic acid antagonists

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