Cytochalasin E

Cytochalasin E
Cytochalasin E[1]
CAS number 36011-19-5
PubChem 5458385
EC number 252-835-7
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C28H33NO7
Molar mass 495.56 g mol−1
EU classification T+
R-phrases R26/27/28 R63
S-phrases S28 S36/37 S45
Main hazards Toxic
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Cytochalasin E, a member of the cytochalasin group, is an inhibitor of actin polymerization in blood platelets. It inhibits angiogenesis and tumor growth. Unlike cytochalasin A and cytochalasin B, it does not inhibit glucose transport.

Because of its antiangiogenic effect, cytochalasin E is a potential drug for age-related macular degeneration, a kind of blindness caused by an abnormal proliferation of blood vessels in the eye.[2]


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