Anticancer Drugs Medicine Oncology Pharmacology Physiotherapy Vinorelbine

Vinorelbine Tartrate (Mechanism of Action)

In this article we will discuss Vinorelbine Tartrate (Mechanism of Action)

In this article, we will discuss Vinorelbine Tartrate (Mechanism of Action). So, let’s get started.

Mechanism of Action

Vinorelbine is a vinca alkaloid that interferes with microtubule assembly. The antitumor activity of vinorelbine is thought to be due primarily to inhibition of mitosis at metaphase through its interaction with tubulin. Vinorelbine may also interfere with: 1) amino acid, cyclic AMP, and glutathione metabolism, 2) calmodulin-dependent Ca++-transport ATPase activity, 3) cellular respiration, and 4) nucleic acid and lipid biosynthesis. Vinorelbine inhibited mitotic microtubule formation in intact mouse embryo tectal plates at a concentration of 2 µM inducing a blockade of cells at metaphase, but produced depolymerization of axonal microtubules at a concentration 40 µM, suggesting a modest selectivity of vinorelbine for mitotic microtubules.

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