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- n. An antimicrobial protein released by cytotoxic T cells
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The perforin and granulysin are cytotoxins, they form pores in the target cell's plasma membrane causing ions and water to flow into the target cell that make the cell expand and eventually undergo lysis.
And it also releases perforin, granulysin, and a serine protease which called geanzyme.