granzymes

gran·zymes

(gran'zīmz),
Proteases with serine esterase activities that represent most of the granule content of T cytotoxic cells.
[granule + -zyme]
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Several studies have shown that Biobran increases NK cell granulated perforin and granzymes that, in turn, kill cancer cells by apoptosis.
In addition, [gamma][delta] T cells can secrete some cytotoxic components, such as perforin and granzymes, which eventually cause the direct or indirect effect of cytotoxicity [65].
The cytotoxic effect of killers is realized in the target cell plasma membrane by special proteins--perforins, granzymes, etc.
Release of granzymes and chemokines in Thai patients with leptospirosis.
Perforin is expressed in the granules of T-cells and NK-cells, and creates pores in the cytoplasm of targeted cells, thereby allowing granzymes and proteases to enter cells and ultimately induce apoptosis after entering the cell nucleus (1); however, the perforin gene mutation may not lead to the development of the clinical features of FHL until a patient .
OPs are particularly immunotoxic (Galloway and Handy 2003) and have been shown to suppress natural killer cells, lymphokine-activated killer cells, and cytotoxic T lymphocytes by inhibiting granzymes, impairing the FasL/Fas pathways, and inducing apoptosis of immune cells (Li 2007).
When the pro-apoptotic genes are activated, they secrete perforins and granzymes, cytotoxic mediators that form pores in the mitochondrial membrane of the cell injured, leaving it more susceptible to lysis (CHAIGNI-DELALANDE, et.
Canonical pathways of cellular killing include: (i) exocytic granule mediated killing (these cytolytic granules contain preformed perforin, granzymes and likely also the microbicidal molecule granulysin), and (ii) activation of apoptosis/ programmed cell death pathways, e.
With that pore in place, proteases known as granzymes can enter target cells and destroy them.
proteins called perforin and granzymes A and B), and this inhibition leads to a decrease in the NK cells' ability to destroy their target cells.