The Effect of Vincristine on Haemoglobin Synthesis

Isaac Ben‐Bassat*, Miriam Mozel, Ziva Mark, Bracha Ramot

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Vincristine in a concentration of 0.5 and 4 times 10−5 M causes a decrease of 16 % and 73 % respectively, in the synthesis of globin by peripheral blood reticulocytes. At the higher drug concentration the α/β ratio is significantly lower than the normal ratio of unity and is 0.83 ± 0.09. These effects of vincristine are probably related to the ability of the vinca alkaloids to bind to ribosomes and their subunits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-308
Number of pages5
JournalScandinavian Journal of Haematology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1977


  • haemoglobin synthesis
  • vincristine


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