Proflavine

September 05, 2005
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Proflavine is a synthetic acridine dye that was used as a powerful antiseptic during World War II to dress wounds. In recent years it has been studied extensively in novel RNA-targeted antiviral drugs and as an intercalator in cancer treatments. Proflavine is also has a mutagenic effect on DNA by intercalating between nucleic acid base pairs.

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