Maitansine

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Maitansine
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Names
Other names
Maytansin
Identifiers
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ChEBI
ChEMBL
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.047.944
UNII
Properties
C34H46ClN3O10
Molar mass 692.20 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Maitansine (INN), or maytansine (USAN), is a cytotoxic agent. It inhibits the assembly of microtubules by binding to tubulin at the rhizoxin binding site.[1]

It is a macrolide of the ansamycin type and can be isolated from plants of the genus Maytenus.[1]

Derivatives are known as maytansinoids.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Cancer Institute: Definition of Maytansine
  2. ^ Yu, T.-W.; Bai, L; Clade, D; Hoffmann, D; Toelzer, S; Trinh, KQ; Xu, J; Moss, SJ; Leistner, E (2002). "The biosynthetic gene cluster of the maytansinoid antitumor agent ansamitocin from Actinosynnemapretiosum". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 99 (12): 7968–7973. doi:10.1073/pnas.092697199. PMC 123004. PMID 12060743.