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lysin

 [li´sin]
1. an antibody that causes complement-dependent lysis of cells; often used with a prefix indicating the target cells, as hemolysin or bacteriolysin.
2. any substance that causes cell lysis.

ly·sin

(lī'sin),
1. A specific complement-fixing antibody that acts destructively on cells and tissues; the various types are designated in accordance with the form of antigen that stimulates the production of the lysin, for example, hemolysin, bacteriolysin.
2. Any substance that causes lysis.

lysin

/ly·sin/ (li´sin)
1. an antibody that causes complement-dependent lysis of cells; often used with a prefix indicating the target cells, e.g., hemolysin.
2. any substance that causes cytolysis.

lysin

(lī′sĭn)
n.
1. A substance that is capable of causing lysis.
2. An antibody that acts in conjunction with complement to cause lysis of cells.

lysin

[lī′sin]
a specific complement-fixing antibody that initiates the lysis of cells.

lysin

As a stand-alone word, a nonspecific term for:
(1) An antibody, especially a complement-fixing antibody; 
(2) Any substance capable of lysing something.

As a root (-lysin), the lysing of that with which it is partnered, as in:
(1) Bacteriolysin;
(2) Gametolysin; 
(3) Haemolysin, etc.

ly·sin

(lī'sin)
1. A complement-fixing antibody that acts destructively on cells and tissues; the various types are designated in accordance with the form of antigen that stimulates the production of the lysin, e.g., hemolysin, bacteriolysin.
2. Any substance that causes lysis.

lysin

Any substance capable of causing LYSIS, especially a specific antibody that brings about a COMPLEMENT FIXATION reaction.

lysin

a type of ANTIBODY.

ly·sin

(lī'sin)
1. A complement-fixing antibody that acts destructively on cells and tissues; the various types are designated in accordance with the form of antigen that stimulates the production of the lysin, e.g., hemolysin, bacteriolysin.
2. Any substance that causes lysis.

lysin (lī´sin),

n See plasmin.

lysin

1. an antibody capable of causing dissolution of cells, including hemolysin, bacteriolysin, etc.
2. a product of bacterial cells causing lysis. See bacteriolysin.
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It was demonstrated in the abalone that the sperm acrosomal lysin binds to the vitelline envelop receptor and creates a hole through which sperm could pass and fuse with the egg cell membrane, and this occurs by a nonenzymatic species-specific mechanism (Lewis et al.
In addition, another molecular approach based on PCR RFLP analysis of partial sequences of the vitelline envelope receptor for lysin gene can identify reciprocal hybrids between H.
Several reproduction-related transcripts--for example, vitelline envelope zona pellucida domain 2 (Ha-VEZPD2), vitellogenin (Ha-VTG1), sperm lysin (Ha-SL), fertilization protein (Ha-FP), tektin A1 (HaTekA1), axonemal protein 66.
At present, the main approach to inferring the phylogenetic relationships has been based on DNA sequences of sperm lysin protein (Lee & Vacquier 1992, Lee & Vacquier 1995) and the vitelline egg receptor for lysin (VERL) (Swanson & Vacquier 1998, Swanson et al.
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Polyspermy can occur when the concentration of sperm lysin becomes so high that the vitelline membrane is completely dissolved, leading to low or no fertilization (Lewis et al.
The amino acid sequences of lysin proteins of seven California abalone species were deduced from the cDNA sequences (Lee & Vacquier 1992, 1995).