Identification of Bioactive Small Molecule Inhibitors of Separase

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HENSCHKE, Lars, Matthias FRESE, Susanne HELLMUTH, Andreas MARX, Olaf STEMMANN, Thomas U. MAYER, 2019. Identification of Bioactive Small Molecule Inhibitors of Separase. In: ACS Chemical Biology. American Chemical Society (ACS). 14(10), pp. 2155-2159. ISSN 1554-8929. eISSN 1554-8937. Available under: doi: 10.1021/acschembio.9b00661

@article{Henschke2019Ident-48711, title={Identification of Bioactive Small Molecule Inhibitors of Separase}, year={2019}, doi={10.1021/acschembio.9b00661}, number={10}, volume={14}, issn={1554-8929}, journal={ACS Chemical Biology}, pages={2155--2159}, author={Henschke, Lars and Frese, Matthias and Hellmuth, Susanne and Marx, Andreas and Stemmann, Olaf and Mayer, Thomas U.} }

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