bacterial substance

bacterial substance

Immunology
A highly nonspecific term for any bacterial product that enhances opsinic activity.
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Endotoxin, a bacterial substance commonly found in outdoor and indoor air, makes mite-allergic asthmatics more sensitive to house dust and may place them at increased risk of asthma attack.
A bacterial substance known as indoleacetic acid may play a part in sprout inhibition.
Second, when examining fluid within the cysts, the researchers found an immune-stimulating bacterial substance called endotoxin, which indicates that PKD kidneys were infected.
In this study, the novel peptide was administered following the introduction of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a bacterial substance that induces a strong response in the animal immune system leading to systemic inflammation.
Inspectors kill insects in their formative stages by spraying or dropping granules of bacillus - a bacterial substance affecting mosquito larvae only - into the water.
One suggestion is that alterations in gut microflora and changes in bacterial substances absorbed via the intestinal mucosa may influence inflammatory activity in the joints (Am.
The debris can also include endotoxins, poisonous bacterial substances that cause illness.