lymphotoxin

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lymphotoxin

 [lim´fo-tok″sin]
a lymphokine containing 171 amino acids, one of the tumor necrosis factors, produced by activated T lymphocytes. It inhibits the growth of tumors by causing lysis or stasis of sensitive cells, and also blocks transformation of cells. Called also tumor necrosis factor β.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lym·pho·tox·in

(lim'fō-tok'sin),
A lymphokine from T lymphocytes that lyses or damages many cell types.
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lymphotoxin

(lĭm′fə-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
A lymphokine that is toxic to certain susceptible target cells.
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lym·pho·tox·in

(lim'fō-tok'sin)
A lymphokine that lyses or damages many cell types.
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Tumor necrosis factor and lymphotoxin-alpha genetic polymorphisms and risk of relapse in childhood B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a case-control study of patients treated with BFM therapy.