Class/mechanism: Synthetic acridine-derivate. Exact mechanism unclear; amsacrine binds to DNA by intercalation and external electrostatic binding, which inhibits DNA synthesis and causes DNA fragmentation.
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Also known as
- Code names: CI-880, SN-11841
- Generic names: acridinyl anisidide, AMSA, Cain's acridine, m-AMSA
- Brand names: Amekrin, Amsa P-D, Amsidine, Amsidyl, Lamasine