Definition of perforin in English:
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A protein, released by killer cells of the immune system, which destroys targeted cells by creating lesions like pores in their membranes.
- The CD8 cells of long-term nonprogressors produce more perforin than do CD8 cells of HIV-positive people who developed AIDS, the scientists found.
Definition of perforin in:
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