Published in Law and Health Weekly, July 17th, 2004
In 1998, Harish Joshi, PhD, professor of cell biology at Emory University School of Medicine, and his colleagues discovered that noscapine, an opium alkaloid that has been used as an antitussive agent in Japan, Sweden, and South Africa, has potent antitumor activity against solid murine lymphoid tumors and against human breast and bladder tumors implanted in nude mice.
Noscapine was found to bind stoichiometrically to tubulin and affect...
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