Dienestrol, meso-hexestrol, and dl-hexestrol, synthetic nonsteroidal estrogens, were shown to be inhibitors of microtubule assembly in vitro using microtubule proteins isolated from porcine brains. The order of activity of the synthetic estrogens as inhibitors of microtubule assembly is: dienestrol>diethylstilbestrol<meso-hex-estrol>dl-hexestrol>isodienestrol. The activity of dienestrol as an inhibitor was of the same order as that of (+)-griseofulvin, as determined by turbidity measurement. Electron microscopic observation revealed that twisted ribbon structures are formed from microtubule proteins in the presence of some synthetic estrogens (dienestrol, meso-hexestrol, and dl-hexestrol).
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of biochemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology