cytochalasin B


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cytochalasin B

(sī″tō-kăl′ă-sĭn)
A chemical that destroys the contractile microfilaments in cells. This fragments cells and permits the fragments to be investigated.
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The compounds isolated from Phoma exigua were named phomin and dehydrophomin and those from Helminthosporium dematioideum were called cytochalasin A and B, dehydrophomin being identical to cytochalasin A and phomin to cytochalasin B.
University researchers have successfully packaged Cytochalasin B -- a potential cancer drug -- in liposomes so that it is released gradually and its toxocity to healthy tissue is reduced.