I am a student at the University of New Mexico majoring in biolgy.
Recently, I read in Bionet.genome.arabidopsis that an anti-cancer
drug, "Taxol" is produced by a simple fungus which was discovered by
a platn biologist using a small NSF grant.
Does anybody could give me more information about the function and
and characteristics of Taxol? In addition, I would like to know the
name of the fungus that produces this compound, as well as the
mechanism(s) through which taxol acts on cells whith cancer. I would
appreciate it if anyone could provide me this information.
Thanks in advanced.
The Universty of New Mexico
rafal1 at carina.unm.edu