Ball-and-stick model of the lucanthone molecule
Clinical data
ATC code none
CAS Number 479-50-5 YesY
PubChem (CID) 10180
DrugBank DB04967 YesY
ChemSpider 9772 N
UNII FC6D57000M YesY
ECHA InfoCard 100.006.849
Chemical and physical data
Formula C20H24N2OS
Molar mass 340.48 g/mol
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Lucanthone is a drug used in chemotherapy. It is a prodrug and is converted to the active metabolite hycanthone.

Mechanism of action

Hycanthone binds to acetylcholine receptors in the worm and results in increased sensitivity to stimulation by 5-HT causing increase in motility, paired worms are separated and reproduction is stopped. It causes damage of the integument and vitelline duct.

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