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Vinca alkaloids

Introduction: Vinca alkaloids

Description of Vinca alkaloids

Vinca alkaloids: nitrogenous basic compounds produced by the Madagascar periwinkle; they are cytotoxic and cell cycle specific for the M phase of cell division.
Source: Diseases Database

Vinca alkaloids: A group of indole-indoline dimers which are ALKALOIDS obtained from the VINCA genus of plants. They inhibit polymerization of TUBULIN into MICROTUBULES thus blocking spindle formation and arresting cells in METAPHASE. They are some of the most useful ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS.
Source: MeSH 2007

Vinca alkaloids: Related Topics

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Hierarchical classifications of Vinca alkaloids

The following list attempts to classify Vinca alkaloids into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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