cytochalasinmedical dictionary

A group of fungal metabolites that inhibit the addition of G actin to a nucleation site and therefore perturb labile microfilament arrays. Cytochalasin B inhibits at around 1 microgram/ml but at about 5 _g/ml begins to inhibit glucose transport. Cytochalasin D affects only the microfilament system and is therefore preferable.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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