bush willow


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Noun1.bush willow - small South African tree having creamy yellow fragrant flowers usually growing on stream banks
genus Combretum - type genus of the Combretaceae: tropical and subtropical small shrubs and trees
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
2.bush willow - small deciduous tree of the Transvaal having spikes of yellow flowers
genus Combretum - type genus of the Combretaceae: tropical and subtropical small shrubs and trees
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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The context to all this correspondence is provided by the anti-cancer drug, combretastatin: a drug based on extracts from the bark of the African bush willow (Combretum caffrum), manufactured by the multinational biotechnology company OXIGENE and tested in UK trials funded by the Cancer Research Campaign.
One half of the treatment consists of a drug, Combretastatin, derived from the bark of the African bush willow, which targets newly forming blood vessels that nourish tumours.
One half of the treatment consists of a drug called combretastatin, derived from the bark of the African bush willow, which targets newly forming blood vessels that nourish tumours.
And there are early signs that another tree, the African bush willow, may produce a drug to beat many solid tumours.
Combrestatin-A4, a stilbene compound originally isolated from the African bush willow tree and similar in structure to resveratrol, is the active metabolite of ZYBRESTAT[TM] (fosbretabulin).