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Introduction: Paclitaxel

Description of Paclitaxel

Paclitaxel: A compound extracted from the Pacific yew tree Taxus brevifolia with antineoplastic activity. Paclitaxel binds to tubulin and inhibits the disassembly of microtubules, thereby resulting in the inhibition of cell division. This agent also induces apoptosis by binding to and blocking the function of the apoptosis inhibitor protein Bcl-2 (B-cell Leukemia 2). (NCI04)
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Paclitaxel: extract from the Pacific yew tree Taxus brevifolia which stabilizes microtubles and is therefore used as a cytologic probe for microtubule function, and clinically as an antineoplastic; do not confuse with a bile salt laxative with the trade name Taxol.
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Paclitaxel: A cyclodecane isolated from the bark of the Pacific yew tree, TAXUS BREVIFOLIA. It stabilizes MICROTUBULES in their polymerized form leading to cell death.
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