thailanstatin a


Thailanstatin A, a promising lead compound for drug discovery and development efforts, is derived from Thailandensis burkholderia MSMB43. It reveals low nanomolar to subnanomolar cytotoxicity against a variety of human cancer cell lines. The mechanism of action (MOA) of thailanstatin A is the inhibition of spliceosome assembly. Thailanstatin A binds firmly to the SF3b subunit of the U2 snRNA sub-complex, a crucial component of the spliceosome. Since the spliceosomes of cancer cells are more active and exhibits higher mutation rates than those of normal cells, this sub-cellular component is by far the most well-established anti-tumor target in novel drug discoveries.

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