Definition of lymphotoxin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌlimfəˈtäksin/


A lymphokine that causes the destruction of certain cells, especially tumor cells.
Example sentences
  • Consider the following study as an example: OZAKI et al. established association of an SNP in the lymphotoxin - gene with susceptibility to myocardial infarction.
  • TNF-b (also called lymphotoxin) is characterized by its ability to kill a number of different cell types, as well as the ability to induce terminal differentiation in others.
  • Red bars mark the locations of putative immune genes, some of which are labelled (TNF = tumour necrosis factor, LT = lymphotoxin, HSP = heat shock protein, C2 and C4 = complement genes, TAP = antigen peptide transporter)

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Syllabification: lym·pho·tox·in

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