An overview on anti-tubulin agents for the treatment of lymphoma patients

Paola Barraja, Marilia Barreca, Anastasios Stathis, Francesco Bertoni, Marilia Barreca

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Abstract

Anti-tubulin agents constitute a large class of compounds with broad activity both in solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, due to the interference with microtubule dynamics. Since microtubules play crucial roles in the regulation of the mitotic spindles, the interference with their function usually leads to a block in cell division with arrest at the metaphase/anaphase junction of mitosis, followed to apoptosis. This explains the reason why tubulin-binding agents (TBAs) proved to be extremely active in patients with cancer. Several anti-tubulin agents are indicated in the treatment of patients with lymphomas both alone and in combination chemotherapy regimens. The article reviews the literature on classic and more recent anti-tubulin agents, providing an insight into their mechanisms of action and their use in the treatment of lymphoma.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalPHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS
Volume211
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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