cytotoxicity

Definitions

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  • noun the state of being toxic to cells

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  • noun the degree to which something is toxic to living cells

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Examples

  • These findings are similar to those in obese rats, which have reduced NK cell cytotoxicity which is restored upon weight loss

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  • Determine the dispersant concentration that induced cytotoxicity in multiple cell lines and derive an aggregate measure of cytotoxicity that could be use to rank order the chemicals and to compare with in vivo toxicity data obtained in aquatic test species.

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  • ANTITUMOR Immune enhancement; activating macrophages, T cells, and NK cells; increasing TNF-α production; inducing cancer cell apoptosis and cytotoxicity

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  • Determine the dispersant concentration that induced cytotoxicity in multiple cell lines and derive an aggregate measure of cytotoxicity that could be use to rank order the chemicals and to compare with in vivo toxicity data obtained in aquatic test species.

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  • Natural cytotoxicity, assumed to be an important defense mechanism in viral, neoplastic, and parasitic diseases, was also reduced.

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  • The 10-year study began with an EPA grant to develop mammalian cell lines that would be used specifically to analyze the ability of these compounds to kill cells, or cytotoxicity, and the ability of these emerging disinfection by-products to cause genomic DNA damage.

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  • T cells identify antigens, and the antigen-sensitised T cells produce cytokines and other soluble factors which mediate the hypersensitivity reaction, or else they develop cytotoxicity.

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  • T cells identify antigens, and the antigen-sensitised T cells produce cytokines and other soluble factors which mediate the hypersensitivity reaction, or else they develop cytotoxicity.

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  • For example, often a chemical is tested with both human and animal cells to study its ability to produce cytotoxicity, mutations, and DNA damage.

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  • A fractionated extract of Astragalus membranaceus potentiates lymphokine-activated killer cell cytotoxicity generated by low-dose recombinant interleukin-2.

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