Cytochalasin B or cytochalasin D ?

Herbert H. Winkler herbertw at SUNGCG.USOUTHAL.EDU
Tue Jul 9 08:47:40 EST 1996


My recollection is that both inhibit the polymerization of the actin 
microfiliaments of the cytoskeleton (and thus phagocytosis, etc).  They do 
not inhibit the microtubules.  Cytochalasin B, but not D, also can inhibit 
glucose transport across the plasma membrane.  This side-effect can 
compromize interpretaions.
Have a good day,


On Tue, 9 Jul 1996, Stephane Ory wrote:

> Does anyone know how act cytochalasin B and cytochalasin D and if 
> there is a difference of action between these two forms ?
> 
> Thanks in advance
> 
> Stephane Ory
> 
> 



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