Definition of cytotoxic in English:


Line breaks: cyto|toxic
Pronunciation: /sʌɪtə(ʊ)ˈtɒksɪk


  • Toxic to living cells: cytotoxic drugs peripheral blood lymphocytes may be cytotoxic to these cells
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    • The fibrils formed by the hexapeptide were also cytotoxic toward the pancreatic cell line.
    • Earlier studies indicated that the fibrils themselves were the cytotoxic form of amyloid peptides.
    • Vitamin C is directly cytotoxic to certain cancer cell lines in vitro.



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  • In vitro, these peptides inhibited cytotoxicity and differentiation of cytotoxic T cells.
  • It has been suggested that sequestration of bile acids by intracellular bile acid binding proteins may also protect cells from bile acid cytotoxicity.
  • The initial photooxidative injury triggers a number of responses, including direct cytotoxicity within the tumor microenvironment.

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