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- n. Any of a family of macrocyclic polyethers initially isolated from sponges of the genus Halichondria
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Finally they completed the synthesis of halichondrin B in 1992, galvanizing Eisai to start the 18-year quest that resulted in a simpler analog of the chemical being approved as a breast-cancer drug.
He told us he decided to replicate the cancer-fighting molecule halichondrin B in the lab because he thought it would be a showpiece for NHK - which in chemistry refers not to the
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