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Alkylating Agents

"Alkylating Agents" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Highly reactive chemicals that introduce alkyl radicals into biologically active molecules and thereby prevent their proper functioning. Many are used as antineoplastic agents, but most are very toxic, with carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic, and immunosuppressant actions. They have also been used as components in poison gases.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Alkylating Agents" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Alkylating Agents" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 71 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2011
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.