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cytoprotective

 [si″to-pro-tek´tiv]
1. protecting cells from noxious chemicals or other stimuli.
2. an agent that so protects; called also cytoprotectant.

cytoprotective

(sī'tō-prō-tek'tiv),
Descriptive of a drug or agent protecting cells from damage expected to occur.

cytoprotective

(sī″tō-prō-tĕk′tĭv) [Gr. kytos, cell, + L.L. protegere, to protect, to cover]
Capable of shielding cells from injury, e.g., damage from electrolyte disturbance, infection, ischemia, or toxins.
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Biliverdin reductase, a major physiologic cytoprotectant, suppresses experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.
Bilirubin represents a lipophilic cytoprotectant antioxidant which is complementary to water-soluble antioxidants, such as GSH [29].
Chong, "Nicotinamide: necessary nutrient emerges as a novel cytoprotectant for the brain," Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, vol.
Spencer, "Amifostine: an update on its clinical status as a cytoprotectant in patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy and its potential therapeutic application in myelodysplastic syndrome," Drugs, vol.
We studied the effect of adding 2-mercaptoethane sulfonate (MeSNA) to the M/R film due to its history of use as a versatile urothelial cytoprotectant in cancer patients [26], as well as its demonstrated ability in in vivo studies to potentially reduce fibrous capsule formation [27].
Therefore, standard medical management of GUE comprises antacids, proton pump inhibitors, [H.sub.2]-receptor antagonists, and cytoprotectant drugs.
ERGO provides several physiological benefits such as a cytoprotectant, enhancement of metabolic energy, protection against formation of cataracts, molecular regulation of antiinflamatory mechanisms in lungs, etc.
In the present study, the protection of LECs by estrogens might be due to their potent cytoprotectant mechanisms evidenced by decrease in ROS production and increase in cell viability.
In addition sucralfate promotes the local production of prostaglandins, which acts as a cytoprotectant stimulating epithelial proliferation, migration, blood flow and mucus production.
Metallothionein acts as a cytoprotectant against doxorubicin toxicity.
Kimura, "Hydrogen sulfide is a signaling molecule and a cytoprotectant," Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, vol.