leucocidin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary leuc- + -cide + 1-in Date: 1894 a bacterial substance that destroys white blood cells

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  • leucocidin — Exotoxins from staphylococcal and streptococcal species of bacteria that cause leucocyte killing or lysis. There are two subunits, S and F, each inactive alone but synergistically form a pore. Myeloid but not lymphoid cells are affected …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • leucocidin — noun Any staphylococcal or streptococcal exotoxin that causes leucocyte killing or lysis …   Wiktionary

  • leucocidin — n. a bacterial exotoxin that selectively destroys white blood cells (leucocytes) …   Medical dictionary

  • leucocidin — n. substance which destroys white blood cells (also leukocidin) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • leucocidin — leu·co·ci·din …   English syllables

  • leucocidin — n. a bacterial exotoxin that selectively destroys white blood cells (leucocytes) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • leucocidin — ˌlükəˈsīdən, ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary leuc + cide + in : a substance (as produced by bacteria) destroying leukocytes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Лейкоцидин (Leucocidin) — бактериальный экзотоксин, который избирательно поражает лейкоциты. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Staphylococcal alpha toxin — (= leucocidin) 1. Pore forming exotoxin (33 kD) secreted by Staphylococcus aureus. Protein (monomer) has two domains connected by flexible hinge region: oligomerises in the plasma membrane by lateral mobility to form a hexameric oligomer (220 kD) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • ЛЕЙКОЦИДИН — (leucocidin) бактериальный экзотоксин, который избирательно поражает лейкоциты …   Толковый словарь по медицине

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