The epothilones are a new class of cancer drugs. Like taxanes, they prevent cancer cells from dividing by interfering with tubulin, but in early trials epithilones have better efficacy and milder adverse effects than taxanes. Epothilones were originally identified as metabolites produced by the soil-dwelling myxobacterium Sorangium cellulosum. ==H...
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A substance obtained from bacteria that interferes with cell division. Some epothilones are being studied as treatments for cancer.
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