Also known as: Embikhin Mustine Mechlorethamine HN2
Brand names: VALCHLOR
Chlormethine is a bifunctional alkylating agent that inhibits rapidly proliferating cells. It works by binding to DNA, crosslinking two strands and preventing cell duplication. It binds to the N7 nitrogen on the DNA base guanine. It has been derivatized into the estrogen analogue estramustine phosphate, used to treat prostate cancer.