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Cytochalasin D

"Cytochalasin D" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A fungal metabolite that blocks cytoplasmic cleavage by blocking formation of contractile microfilament structures resulting in multinucleated cell formation, reversible inhibition of cell movement, and the induction of cellular extrusion. Additional reported effects include the inhibition of actin polymerization, DNA synthesis, sperm motility, glucose transport, thyroid secretion, and growth hormone release.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cytochalasin D" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Cytochalasin D" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 77 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 1999
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