tetradecanoylphorbol acetatemedical dictionary


A phorbol ester found in croton oil with very effective tumour promoting activity. It stimulates the synthesis of both DNA and RNA.

Pharmacological action: carcinogens.

Chemical name: Tetradecanoic acid, 9a-(acetyloxy)-1a,1b,4,4a,5,7a,7b,8,9,9a-decahydro-4a,7b-dihydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl)-1,1,6,8-tetramethyl-5-oxo-1H-cyclopropa(3,4)benz(1,2-e)azulen-9-yl ester, (1aR-(1aalpha,1bbeta,4abeta,7aalpha,7balpha,8alpha,9beta,9aalpha))-

(12 Dec 1998)

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