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To induce lysis, or to cause dissolution or destruction of a cell membrane with lysin.


Word origin: from lysis < from Latin lysis, from Ancient Greek λύσις (“‘loosening’”).

Variants: lyze. Related forms: lysis (noun), lytic (adjective), lysed (simple past), lysing (present participle), lyses (simple present).

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Re: Urea and membrane permeability of RBC

... channels). That is how urea and water get into the red blood cell. It is not the urea itself going into the cell that is causing the cell to lyse. It is water going into the cell that is causing the cell to lyse. What happens? When you put a cell into an isoosmotic solution of urea and water, ...

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by kidprof
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Urea and membrane permeability of RBC
Replies: 2
Views: 44737

Relationship between total protein and enzyme activity

... cocktail was Yatalase, which composing of Chitinase, Chitobiase, Chitosanase, beta-1,3-glucanase and Protease. I used the cocktail (10 mg/ml) to lyse 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, & 60% w/v of fungal concentration. After incubation time (60 mins), the supernatant was collected for determining total ...

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by schroddycat
Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Relationship between total protein and enzyme activity
Replies: 1
Views: 6046


... see several copies of different hemolysins (which is wierd because this should be a free living bacterium). Thats why I try to find out if it can lyse blood cells. Do you have any references which types of hemolysins are turned on in specific conditions? i.e. hemolysin XY is targeted against ZZZZ ...

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by triton
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Black coloration of sheep blood agar
Replies: 3
Views: 7941

Re: About viral diseases...

... entities used in the treatment of bacterial diseases. Antibiotics target the cell wall and replicating proteins of the bacteria to destroy (lyse) them.

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by rtom
Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: About viral diseases...
Replies: 29
Views: 25257

Help on lysis via the complement system

That depends on kind of pathogen and stage of its pathogen cycle. The pathogen probably needs to complete some steps before it can lyse the cell, if you lyse it before that, the pathogen shouldn't survive.

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by JackBean
Wed May 02, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Help on lysis via the complement system
Replies: 2
Views: 2437
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