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Definitions

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  • n. A natural polyketide that is a potent inhibitor of tumour cell growth.

Etymologies

After Discodermia dissoluta, the Caribbean marine sponge from which it was first isolated in 1990. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Scientists found that the poison, discodermolide, could stop cancer cells from proliferating in a test tube, and they wanted to test it as a chemotherapy agent.

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  • They have allowed organic chemists to recreate this discodermolide ...

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  • PALCA: ... and isolated a compound from it called discodermolide.

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  • In what are still largely unexplored deep-water reef communities, the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution in Ft. Pierce, Florida, has discovered what is believed to be an anti-tumor agent (discodermolide); its value for humans is being tested in clinical trials.

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  • In what are still largely unexplored deep-water reef communities, the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution in Ft. Pierce, Fla., has already discovered what is believed to be an anti-tumor agent (discodermolide); its value for humans is being tested now in clinical trials.

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  • An example of such a compound is discodermolide, a potential cancer drug extracted from a deep-water sponge.

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  • "Only the future will tell if discodermolide turns out to be a life-saving drug," it said.

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  • The method has been used to artificially produce discodermolide, a cancer-killing substance first found in marine sponges, the academy said in its citation.

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  • The discodermolide made by the sponge serves as a poison, protecting it from predators.

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  • Take the case of discodermolide, a complex organic molecule made by the marine sponge

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