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Okadaic acid

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Description of Okadaic acid

Okadaic acid: A specific inhibitor of phosphoserine/threonine protein phosphatase 1 and 2a. It is also a potent tumor promoter. (Thromb Res 1992;67(4):345-54 & Cancer Res 1993;53(2):239-41)
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Okadaic acid: a cyclic polyether ionophore extracted from the black sponge Halichondria; inhibits protein phosphatases such as Cdc25 which serve as off switches for cell proliferation, and therefore acts as a tumor promoter; NLM also lists as a vasoconstrictor.
Source: CRISP

Okadaic acid: A specific inhibitor of phosphoserine/threonine protein phosphatase 1 and 2a. It is also a potent tumor promoter. (Thromb Res 1992;67(4):345-54 & Cancer Res 1993;53(2):239-41).
Source: MeSH 2007

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