cytochalasin
noun Etymology: cyt- + Greek chalasis slackening + English 1-in Date: 1966 any of a group of metabolites isolated from fungi (especially Helminthosporium dematioideum) that inhibit various cell processes

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  • Cytochalasin — Cytochalasins are fungal metabolites that have the ability to bind to actin filaments and block polymerization and the elongation of actin. As a result of the inhibition of actin polymerization, cytochalasins can change cellular morphology,… …   Wikipedia

  • Cytochalasin — Cy|to|cha|la|sin [↑ cyto griech. chálasis = Erschlaffung], das; s, e: Sammelbez. aus Schimmelpilzkulturen für isolierte ↑ Mykotoxine, die inhibitorisch auf versch. Zellfunktionen wirken. Die C. sind tricycl. Makrolide mit einem 11 bis 14… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cytochalasin — noun Any of several related fungal metabolites that have an effect on cytokinesis while not affecting karyokinesis …   Wiktionary

  • cytochalasin — cy·to·cha·la·sin .sīt ō kə lā sən n any of a group of metabolites isolated from fungi (esp. Helminthosporium dematioideum) that inhibit various cell processes * * * cy·to·chal·a·sin (si″to kalґə sin) any of a group of fungal… …   Medical dictionary

  • cytochalasin — n. type of metabolite derived from fungi (used to hinder production of microfilaments and thereby stops cellular processes that depend upon microfilaments) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cytochalasin — cy·to·cha·la·sin …   English syllables

  • cytochalasin — ˌsīd.ōkəˈlāsə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: cyt + Greek chalasis slackening, relaxation (from chalan to loosen, relax) + in more at chalara : any of a group of metabolites isolated from fungi (especially Helminthosporium dematioideum) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cytochalasin B — Other names Phomin Identifiers …   Wikipedia

  • Cytochalasin E — Cytochalasin E[1] Identifiers CAS number …   Wikipedia

  • Cytochalasin D — Other names Zygosporin A; Cytohalasin D; Lygosporin A Ide …   Wikipedia

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