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Antitumour Imidazotetrazinones: Prodrugs Targeted to the Major Groove of DNA

  • Malcolm F. G. Stevens


Triazene chemistry is full of surprises and this is the fourth chapter on the subject by the present author. The first review1 concentrated on detailing the biologically-relevant chemistry of monoalkyltriazenes; the second2 focused on the antitumour drug DTIC (1) and speculated that knowledge of the properties of this compound might be a springboard to improved agents; the third chronicled the background to the discovery of the imidazotetrazinones3 and summarised details of the spectacular pre-clinical biological activities of mitozolomide (formerly azolastone) (2) and the reasons behind the selection of temozolomide (3) as a second-generation agent.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Malcolm F. G. Stevens
    • 1
  1. 1.Pharmaceutical Sciences Institute Department of Pharmaceutical SciencesAston UniversityBirminghamUK

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