cytophilic


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cytophilic

 [si″to-fil´ik]
having an affinity for cells.

cy·to·tro·pic

(sī'tō-trop'ik),
Having an affinity for cells.
Synonym(s): cytophilic

cytophilic

/cy·to·phil·ic/ (sīt″ah-fil´ik) having an affinity for cells.

cytophilic

(sī′tə-fĭl′ĭk)
adj.
Having an affinity for cells.

cytophilic

adjective A generic term referring to substances that are attracted to cells—e.g., cytophilic antibodies.

cytophilic

adjective Referring to substances that are attracted to cells–eg, cytophilic antibodies

cy·to·tro·pic

, cytotrophic (sī'tō-trō'pik, -fik)
Having an affinity for cells.
Synonym(s): cytophilic.

cytophilic

having an affinity for cells.

cytophilic antibody
see cytotropic antibody.
References in periodicals archive ?
Cytophilic antibodies have been associated with protection, whereas non-cytophilic antibodies against the same epitopes may block the protective activity of the protective ones (17).
Binding of the Fc portions of cytophilic antibodies, immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) and IgG3, to Fc receptors on phagocytic cells triggers a range of effector functions including phagocytosis, production of cytokines and chemokines, cytotoxicity, and generation of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (18) .
17) For example, only lgG4 is cytophilic for mast cells.