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Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), a disease that provokes 2184 new cases a year in Sub-Saharan Africa, is caused by Trypanosoma brucei. Current treatments are limited, highly toxic, and parasite strains resistant to them are emerging. Therefore, there is an urgency to find new drugs against HAT. In this context, T. brucei depends on glycolysis a...
Regulation of microtubule assembly by antimitotic agents is a potential therapeutic strategy for the treatment of cancer, parasite infections, and neurodegenerative diseases. One of these agents is Nocodazole (NZ), which inhibits microtubule polymerization by binding to β-tubulin. NZ was recently co-crystallized in Gallus gallus tubulin, displaying...
Microtubules are highly dynamic assemblies of α/β-tubulin heterodimers whose polymerization inhibition is among one of the most successful approaches for anticancer drug development. Overexpression of the class I (βI) and class III (βIII) β-tubulin isotypes in breast and lung cancers and the highly expressed class VI (βVI) β-tubulin isotype in norm...