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pathological breakdown of cells by the destruction of their outer membrane

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Fucoidan significantly enhanced the cytolytic activity of NK cells and increased the amount of IFN-gamma produced by T cells up to about 2-fold compared with non-treated mice.
He gave a long list of possible diagnoses that included atrophic vaginitis, a foreign body, allergic hypersensitivity and contact dermatitis, trauma, desquamative inflammatory vaginitis, erosive lichen planus, lactobacilli vaginosis, cytolytic vaginosis, streptococcal group A infection, ulcerative vaginitis with Staphylococcus aureus, and idiopathic ulceration associated with human immunodeficiency virus.
Noninfectious causes of vaginal discharge include physiologic, irritant and allergic, cytolytic vaginitis, desquamative inflammatory vaginitis, collagen vascular disease, and idiopathic vaginitis.
CLMF synergistically induces with low concentrations of IL-2 the cytolytic activity of Lymphokine Activated Killer (LAK) cells, and CLMF is capable of stimulating T-cell growth.
The Limulus pentraxins show a potent cytolytic activity against foreign cells and may operate to assist in the cytolytic destruction of microbial invaders (6, 10).
The latter function has been described to involve a synergistic interaction between IL-1 and IL-6 on the induction of cytolytic T-lymphocyte responses (Akira et al.
C8[alpha] is a 64 kDa subunit of human complement components C8, which is one of five components (C5b, C6, C7, C8, C9) that interact to form the cytolytic membrane attack complex of complement (MAC).
Decreased zinc also depresses cytolytic T-cell responses and killer cell activity.
New and emerging areas such as molecular imaging in evaluating the response and resistance to targeted radiotherapy, a discussion of the bystander effect which may enhance its effectiveness, and the potential of combining cytolytic virus therapy with targeted radiotherapy have also been included.
The fat cytolytic was approved in 2015 for shrinking double chins, with up to six 50-injection sessions.
Two major cytolytic toxins are produced by Group A Streptococci (GAS), these are the oxygen-labile streptolysin O (SLO) and the oxygen-stable streptolysin S (SLS) [2].
PSMs are small alpha-helical peptides which have two distinct functions on the immune system, in vitro PSMs can attract neutrophils in the nanomolar range, whereas in the micromolar range they are cytolytic for neutrophils.