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Product Details:

  • Product Name: Altretamine
  • CAS #: 0645-05-06
  • Mode of Action:

    The precise mechanism by which altretamine exerts its cytotoxic effect is unknown although it is classified as an alkylating anti-neoplastic agent. Through this mechanism, the drug is metabolized into alkylating agents by N-demethylation. These alkylating species consequently damage tumor cells.

  • Pharmacodynamics:

    Altretamine is a novel antineoplastic agent. The precise mechanism by which altretamine exerts its cytotoxic effect is unknown, although a number of theoretical possibilities have been studied. Structurally, altretamine resembles the alkylating agent triethylenemelamine, yet in vitro tests for alkylating activity of altretamine and its metabolitics have been negative. Altretamine has been demonstrated to be efficacious for certain ovarian tumors resistant to classical alkylating agents. Metabolism of altretamine is a requirement of cytotoxicity. Synthetic monohydroxymethylmelamines, and products of altretamine metabolism, in vitro and in vivo, can form covalent adducts with tissue macromolecules including DNA, but the relevance of these reactions to antitumor activity is unknown.

  • IUPAC: 2-N, 2-N, 4-N, 4-N, 6-N, 6-N-hexamethyl-1, 3, 5-triazine-2, 4, 6-triamine
  • ATC: L01XX03
  • PubChem: 2123
  • DrugBank: DB00488 (APRD00652)
  • Formula: C17H19N3
  • Molecular Mass: 210.2794
  • Synonyms: Altretaminum [INN-Latin] HEXAMETHYLMELAMINE HMM HTM HXM
  • SMILES: CN(C)C1=NC(=NC(=N1)N(C)C)N(C)C
  • AHFS Code: 10:00.0
  • General Reference:

    1. Keldsen N, Havsteen H, Vergote I, Bertelsen K, Jakobsen A: Altretamine (hexamethylmelamine) in the treatment of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer: a phase II study. Gynecol Oncol. 2003 Feb;88(2):118-22. Pubmed
    2. Chan JK, Loizzi V, Manetta A, Berman ML: Oral altretamine used as salvage therapy in recurrent ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2004 Jan;92(1):368-71. Pubmed
    3. Malik IA: Altretamine is an effective palliative therapy of patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2001 Feb;31(2):69-73. Pubmed
    4. Damia G, DêIncalci M: Clinical pharmacokinetics of altretamine. Clin Pharmacokinet. 1995 Jun;28(6):439-48. Pubmed

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