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danthron

[dan′thron]
a stimulant laxative. Products containing danthron are no longer available in the United States since it was found to be carcinogenic in animal models.

danthron

Dantron, a stimulant laxative. A brand name is Capsuvac.

danthron

a by-product of the dye industry used as a purgative, especially in horses. Called also dihydroxyanthraquinone. Veterinary practice with horses has veered away from these relatively violent purges and depends on mineral oil or liquid paraffin to treat constipation.
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Danthron, an anthraquinone derivative, induces DNA damage and caspase cascades-mediated apoptosis in SNU-1 human gastric cancer cells through mitochondrial permeability transition pores and Bax-triggered pathways.
Danthron induces DNA damage and inhibits DNA repair gene expressions in GBM 8401 human brain glioblastoma multiforms cells.