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Irofulven or 6-hydroxymethylacylfulvene (also known as HMAF of MGI-114) is a substance that is used in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents.
Additional recommended knowledge
Irofulven is an analogue of illudin S, a sesquiterpene toxin found in mushrooms of the genus Omphalotus. The compound was oringally synthesized by Dr. Trevor McMorris (UCSD) and found to have anticancer properties by Dr. Michael J Kelner (UCSD).
Kelner MJ, McMorris TC, Estes L, Wang W, Samson KM, Taetle R. Efficacy of HMAF (MGI-114) in the MV522 metastatic lung carcinoma xenograft model nonresponsive to traditional anticancer agents. Invest New Drugs 14(2) 161-167, 1996
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