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Introduction: Peplomycin

Description of Peplomycin

Peplomycin: A semisynthetic analog of Bleomycin, a mixture of several basic glycopeptide antineoplastic antibiotics isolated from the fungus Streptomyces verticillus. Peplomycin forms complexes with iron that reduce molecular oxygen to superoxide and hydroxyl radicals that cause single- and double-stranded breaks in DNA. This agent appears to show greater antitumor activity than bleomycin; its use is limited due to pulmonary toxicity. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Peplomycin: An antineoplastic agent derived from BLEOMYCIN.
Source: MeSH 2007

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