Vincristine sulfate (2068-78-2) arrests cell cycle at G2/M by interfering with mitotic spindle formation. Depolymerizes microtubules and blocks binding of tubulin to microtubule proteins.1,2 Induces apoptosis.3 Vincristine sulfate is a clinically useful cancer chemotherapeutic agent.
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