Molecule of the Week

Epothilone-A

May 16, 2005

Epothilone-A is the first of a new class of compounds that can fight cancer cells that resist conventional chemotherapy. Altough the epothilones work in a manner similar to paclitaxel, they have simpler structures, are easier to make, and dissolve better in water.

Get more information on this molecule from CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service)