antimitotic agent

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antimitotic agent

Oncology
An agent that inhibits cancer growth by inhibiting cell division.
 
Pharmacology
A drug that inhibits or blocks mitosis in a particular phase of the cell cycle (e.g., metaphase arrest caused by colchicine and vinca alkaloids).

antimitotic agent

Antimicrotubule agent, mitotic inhibitor Oncology An agent that inhibits cancer growth by stopping cell division Pharmacology A drug that inhibits or blocks mitosis in a particular phase of the cell cycle–eg, metaphase arrest caused by colchicine and vinca alkaloids. See Chemotherapy.
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For example, Roche is capitalising on the success of its HER2 inhibitor, Herceptin (trastuzumab), with the development of an antibody-drug conjugate, trastuzumab emtansine, which consists of the monoclonal antibody, trastuzumab, linked to the antimicrotubule agent, DM1.
The vinca alkaloids and taxanes are also known as antimicrotubule agents.
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The technology was discovered and patented by the Pharmaceutical Research Institute of Warsaw Poland and involves compounds that appear to be novel antimicrotubule agents.