Definition of hemolysin in English:


Syllabification: he·mol·y·sin
Pronunciation: /hiˈmälisin, ˌhēməˈlī-


  • A substance in the blood that destroys red blood cells and liberates hemoglobin.
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    • There are many bacterial virulence factors that may contribute to clinical outcomes, including bacterial hemolysins, proteases, and siderophores.
    • Phospholipase and lecithinase are hemolysins that act synergistically to break down lipids and lecithin.
    • In a subsequent article we will provide the same analysis for DNA transport through [alpha] hemolysin.

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