Vincristine and vinblastine, two closely related alkaloids are extracted from the Madagaskar Periwinkle, Vinca rosea Linn. They have been shown to be effective oncolytic agents and cause arrest of mitosis at the metaphase stage, similar to that of colchicine andcolcimid. Clinically, vincristine has been found to produce a complete remission in patients with acute leukaemia. Tumour regression in patients with Hodgkin's disease, lymphosarcoma and certain childhood solid tumours have also been reported.
|07 April 2020
|Haddad, Dawne Merle
|Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Human Biology
|South African National ETD Portal
|Master Thesis, Masters
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