From WikiMD's Food, Medicine & Wellness Encyclopedia

2-Fluoroadenine is a fluorinated purine analogue that has been studied for its potential use in cancer treatment. It is a derivative of adenine, one of the four nucleobases in the DNA of all organisms.

Chemistry[edit | edit source]

2-Fluoroadenine is a purine analogue, which means it has a structure similar to that of the naturally occurring purine bases. It is a derivative of adenine, with a fluorine atom replacing a hydrogen atom at the 2 position of the purine ring. This modification can have significant effects on the molecule's biological activity.

Biological Activity[edit | edit source]

2-Fluoroadenine has been studied for its potential use in cancer treatment. It is thought to work by interfering with the synthesis of DNA and RNA, which are essential for cell growth and division. By disrupting these processes, 2-fluoroadenine can inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Potential Therapeutic Uses[edit | edit source]

While 2-fluoroadenine is not currently used in any approved cancer treatments, research into its potential applications is ongoing. Some studies have suggested that it may be particularly effective against certain types of leukemia and lymphoma. However, more research is needed to confirm these findings and to determine the best ways to deliver the drug to cancer cells.

See Also[edit | edit source]


Navigation: Wellness - Encyclopedia - Health topics - Disease Index‏‎ - Drugs - World Directory - Gray's Anatomy - Keto diet - Recipes

Search WikiMD

Ad.Tired of being Overweight? Try W8MD's physician weight loss program.
Semaglutide (Ozempic / Wegovy and Tirzepatide (Mounjaro / Zepbound) available.
Advertise on WikiMD

WikiMD is not a substitute for professional medical advice. See full disclaimer.

Credits:Most images are courtesy of Wikimedia commons, and templates Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY SA or similar.

Contributors: Prab R. Tumpati, MD