cytotoxin


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cytotoxin

 [si´to-tok″sin]
a toxin having a specific toxic action on cells of special organs.

cy·to·tox·in

(sī'tō-tok'sin),
A specific substance, which may or may not be an antibody, that inhibits or prevents the functions of cells, causes destruction of cells, or both.
See also: perforin.
[cyto- + G. toxikon, poison]

cytotoxin

/cy·to·tox·in/ (si´to-tok″sin) a toxin or antibody having a specific toxic action upon cells of special organs.

cytotoxin

(sī′tə-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
A substance having a specific toxic effect on certain cells.

cytotoxin

[sī′tōtok′sin]
Etymology: Gk, kytos + toxikon, poison
a substance that has a toxic effect on certain cells. An antibody may act as a cytotoxin. cytotoxic, adj.

cy·to·tox·in

(sī'tō-tok'sin)
A specific substance (which may or may not be an antibody) that inhibits or prevents the functions of cells, causes destruction of cells, or both.
[cyto- + G. toxikon, poison]

cytotoxin

an agent toxic to CELLS, that is, capable of damaging or destroying them.

cytotoxin

a toxin having a specific toxic action on cells of special organs.
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Clinical and pathological importance of heterogeneity in vacA, the vacuolating cytotoxin gene of Helicobacter pylori.
Overexpressed cell surface interleukin-4 receptor molecules can be successfully targeted for antitumor cytotoxin therapy.
A new Helicobacter pylori vacuolating cytotoxin determinant, the intermediate region is associated with gastric cancer.
Myoelectric effects of Clostridium difficile: motility-altering factors distinct from its cytotoxin and enterotoxin in rabbits.
Production of enterotoxin and cytotoxin in Campylobacter jejuni strains isolated in Costa Rica.
The combination of clinical criteria plus a cell cytotoxin assay is most useful in clinical management, and culture and typing are useful for epidemiologic study.
The tissue cell culture cytotoxin assay is considered the gold standard for toxin B detection, due to its high specificity and sensitivity at the picogram level.
Diagnosis of CDAD in the United States is now made by using an enzyme immunoassay that is relatively easier and cheaper to perform than a cytotoxin assay (4), which may account for the increased trend.
Waldemar Debinski is an inventor of the wild type IL-13-based cytotoxin, hIL13-PE38QQR that is currently in Phase III clinical trials.
pylori produces a protein called vacuolating cytotoxin (VacA) that, with long-term exposure, ulcerates the lining of the stomach.
difficile bacteria produce enterotoxin and cytotoxin, two proteins that can lead to potentially life-threatening severe diarrhea and sepsis (blood infection).