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What are some common antimetabolites?

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Antimetabolites are classified into three classes: Folate Antagonists, Purine Antagonists and Pyrimidine Antagonists. Aminopterin, Methotrexate, acyclovir, 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) and 6-thioguanine (6-TG) are some of the best known Antimetabolites. Read on about this from www.cancerquest.org/chemotherapy-antimetabolites.html.

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Main representatives of these drugs are:
pyrimidine analogues: 5-fluorouracil
purine analogues: 6-Mercaptopurine (more details about this drug on http://www.guidechem.com/cas-50/50-44-2.html )
antifolates: Methotrexate

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