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An antineoplastic compound methyl 5-(2-thenoyl)-2-benzimidazolecarbamate which inhibits the growth of microtubules
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Nocodazole is an anti-neoplastic agent which exerts its effect in cells by interfering with the polymerization of microtubules. Microtubules are one type of fibre which constitutes the cytoskeleton, and the dynamic microtubule network has several important roles in the cell, including vesicular transport, forming the mitotic spindle and in cytokinesis.
Several drugs including vincristine and colcemid are similar to nocodazole in that they interfere with microtubule polymerisation.
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Nocodazole is an antineoplastic agent which exerts its effect by depolymerizing microtubules.
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