Definition of phorbol in English:
noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A compound present (in the form of highly carcinogenic esters) in croton oil.
- Various studies on the active principles of the manchineel tree have shown tigliane phorbol esters to be the likely cause of the severe reactions.
- This is in striking contrast to phorbol esters, which mimic G q pathway-produced DAG and cause strongly hyperactive locomotion within 1-2 hr of omnidirectional contact.
- Neutrophils stimulated to respiratory burst by phorbol myristate acetate activate IQ, and inhibitor studies have identified myeloperoxidase as the enzyme responsible.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan