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Pertaining to cytolysis; possessing a solvent or destructive action on cells.

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adherence to host cell-capsule hindrance

... a physical barrier. The host's complement system, which acts as a passive response against invading organisms, attracts phagocytes and is directly cytolytic on its own (via membrane attack complex). Bacteria with capsules resist attachment of complement to their cellular surfaces, and can evade ...

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by PsycoCarrot
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: adherence to host cell-capsule hindrance
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HIV Cure?

... organisms or pathogenic non-living things...then, what will you expect if one platoon of your immune system which is T-cell (whether it's the T-cytolytic or T-helper) get assasinated by such modern agent?? Tc and Th hold the important stage of immune system which is as a killer for an infected ...

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by victor
Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: HIV Cure?
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