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Paclitaxel is a drug that stabilizes microtubules, preventing their breakdown.

Which of the following explains why this drug would be useful for cancer therapy?


The cell membrane is made largely of microtubules and cannot divide when they are stabilized.


Breakdown of microtubules stimulates the start of cell division.


Presence of microtubules increases density-dependent inhibition of cancer cells.


Movement and breakdown of the cytoskeleton are essential to completion of mitosis.

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