cytolysin


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cytolysin

 [si-tol´ĭ-sin]
a substance or antibody that produces cytolysis.

cy·tol·y·sin

(sī-tol'i-sin),
A substance that is, an antibody that effects partial or complete destruction of an animal cell; may require complement.
See also: perforin.

cytolysin

/cy·tol·y·sin/ (si-tol´ĭ-sin) a substance or antibody that produces cytolysis.

cytolysin

(sī-tŏl′ĭ-sĭn)
n.
A substance, such as an antibody, capable of dissolving or destroying cells.

cytolysin

[sītol′isin]
Etymology: Gk, kytos + lyein, to loosen
an antibody that dissolves antigenic cells. Examples of cytolysin are bacteriolysin and hemolysin.

cy·tol·y·sin

(sī-tol'i-sin)
A substance, i.e., an antibody, which effects partial or complete destruction of an animal cell; may require complement.
See also: perforin

cytolysin

a substance or antibody which causes cytolysis.
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Pleurotolysin, a novel sphingomyelin-specific two-component cytolysin from the edible mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus, assembles into a transmembrane pore complex.
Sword and shield: linked group B streptococcal beta-hemolysin/ cytolysin and carotenoid pigment function to subvert host phagocyte defense.
metschnikovii produces a cytolysin with hemolytic properties (10).
These findings suggest that neither metalloprotease nor cytolysin is essential for the virulence or invasiveness of V.
Characterization of anthrolysin O, the Bacillus anthracis cholesterol-dependent cytolysin.
Moreover, STEC strains almost invariably harbor a 97-kb plasmid encoding possible additional virulence traits such as STEC hemolysin (which acts as a pore-forming cytolysin on eukaryotic cells [7]); the bifunctional catalase peroxidase KatP (8); a secreted serine protease (espP, which can cleave human coagulation factor V [9]); and the etpD gene cluster (which probably encodes a type II secretion pathway [10, 11]).