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What does vincristine do?
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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Vincristine ...
Blockscell cycle progression.
Vincristine is a vinca alkaloid originally purified from periwinkle. It binds tubulin and prevents microtubule elongation. As such, t blocks the mitotic spindle and causes mitotic arrest in dividing cells. Its primary side effects are neuropathic in nature, a reflection of the important structural role played by microtubules in neuronal projections, particularly axons.

In brief: Vincristine ...
Blockscell cycle progression.
Vincristine is a vinca alkaloid originally purified from periwinkle. It binds tubulin and prevents microtubule elongation. As such, t blocks the mitotic spindle and causes mitotic arrest in dividing cells. Its primary side effects are neuropathic in nature, a reflection of the important structural role played by microtubules in neuronal projections, particularly axons.
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Vinca alkaloid
It interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body by binding to tubulin and inhibit microtubule formation in cancer cells and arresting cancer cell growth.

In brief: Vinca alkaloid
It interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body by binding to tubulin and inhibit microtubule formation in cancer cells and arresting cancer cell growth.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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