2D structure of the prototypic anthracenedione, mitoxantrone
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ATC code L01DB



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Anthracenediones are a class of cytotoxic antibiotics that act by inhibiting topoisomerase II and intercalating DNA. Compared to their anthracycline counterparts they are less liable to causing irreversible cardiotoxicity (heart damage) due to their lower liability to producing quinone-type free radicals.[1]

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  1. Brunton, LL; Chabner, BA; Knollmann, BC, ed. (2010). "Chapter 61. Cytotoxic Agents". Goodman & Gilman's Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics (12th ed.). New York, USA: McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN 978-0-07-162442-8. 

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