Recent Progress in Discovery and Development of Antimitotic Agents

Author(s): Alex Kiselyov, Konstantin V. Balakin, Sergey E. Tkachenko, Nikolay Savchuk, Alexandre V. Ivachtchenko

Journal Name: Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
(Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents)

Volume 7 , Issue 2 , 2007

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This review highlights structural diversity of antimitotic agents. In particular, we emphasized current antimitotic therapies based on modulation of microtubule dynamics. With several successful anticancer drugs on the market and numerous compounds in clinical developments, tubulin-binding agents remain among the most important categories of anticancer agents. Compounds targeting mitotic kinases and kinesins are also discussed.

Keywords: antimitotic agent, inhibitor of tubulin polymerization, microtubule-stabilizing agent, mitotic kinesin, mitotic kinase

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Year: 2007
Published on: 01 March, 2012
Page: [189 - 208]
Pages: 20
DOI: 10.2174/187152007780058650
Price: $65

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