Description

Bleomycin is a mixture of basic, water-soluble glycopeptide-antibiotics with cytotoxic activity. Bleomycin acts by interacting with both single and double-stranded DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) leading to both single and double-strand scission, which leads in turn to inhibition of cell division, inhibition of growth and inhibition of DNA synthesis. Bleomycin can also influence RNA (ribonucleic acid) and protein biosynthesis to a lesser extent.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Bleomycin
L Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents → L01 Antineoplastic agents → L01D Cytotoxic antibiotics and related substances → L01DC Other cytotoxic antibiotics

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